Over on our Facebook page we are doing a giveaway of our dehydrated starter. It’s so much easier to ship and already contains all the right things to get your starter going faster! I will be adding some of our dehydrated starter to our Etsy shop soon too!
So, here’s how to have starter to use in about a week, step by step:
Day 1: Add dehydrated starter, 1.5 Tbsp. water and 1 Tbsp flour and cover loosely for 24 hours
Day 2- add another Tbsp. Flour and 2 tea. warm filtered water. Mix well and cover for another 24 hours
Day 3- look for little bubbles! Then, add 1 Tbsp. Flour and 2 tea. water
Day 4- it should be smelling more like bread! Add 1/3 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of water. It should rise and fall!
Day 5- you should officially have a starter! Always leave behind at least 1/2 cup starter for the next time baking! (By the way, now is a great time to give your starter a name!)
I keep my starter refrigerated between uses and get it out to warm up the night before. Then, I feed it the next day!
To feed the mature starter, mix 1/2 cup starter to 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup warm water. It should be doubling in size before baking with it!
Fair warning, sourdough baking is addictive and delicious! I plan on sharing tested and enjoyed recipes!