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How to make a sourdough bread starter

Have you been feeling a little left out, and are yet to jump on the sourdough bandwagon? Now’s your time. Let’s talk about how to make an easy sourdough starter.

Let's create a sourdough starter!

Day 1 In your super clean jar, mix even parts of water and flour.  50g flour / 50g water is perfect. Combine, scrape down the sides of your jar, loosely cover, and pop it on the bench out of direct sunlight, at room temperature for 24 hours

Day 2 & 3 Feed your starter with 50g flour and 50 ml water. Mix well, scrape down the sides, cover, and rest in a warm-ish spot for 24 hours.

Day 4, 5 & 6 Discard half the starter. Feed your starter with 50g flour & 50 ml water. Mix well, scrape down the sides, cover, & rest in a warm-ish spot for 24 hours. I also put a rubber band around the jar at the height my starter is. It’s a great way of measuring when the starter is at its peak & doubled in size.

Day 7 By this stage you may have a beautiful, active starter, full of bubbles, that is consistently doubling in size after each feed. If not it may require a few more days of love and attention. Repeat steps on days 4-6 until you see an active, bubbly, and ready-to-bake starter!

Want more?  Check out the link below for the full post on how to get started making a bread starter