Basic Sourdough Starter

Ingredients

2 cups white flour
1 pkg. dry yeast or a yeast cake, crumbled
2 scant c. water that's barely warm

Preparation

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(There are several ways to start a starter, but this is as good as any, and not a difficult one. Just remember NOT to mix or store your sourdough starter in metal containers.)
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1. Stir well 2 cups white flour, 2 scant cups water that is barely warm and 1 package dry yeast or a yeast cake, crumbled.
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2. Set in a warm place (not TOO warm) or a closed cupboard overnight and allow to work. This is called the "sponge".
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3. In the morning put 1/2 cup of the starter in a scalded pint jar with a tight cover and store in a cool place. This is your sourdough starter. The remaining batter can be used immediately in hot cakes, waffles, bread, cake or in other sourdough recipes.

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Yield:

6.0 servings

Added:

Monday, December 28, 2009 - 10:48pm

Creator:

Anonymous

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