Sourdough starter 101- how to create your sourdough starter from scratch

Sourdough starter 101- how to create your sourdough starter from scratch

Over a year ago we had a daring bakers challenge called (letting nature do the work). The challenge was to make sourdough bread with our very own sourdough starters. Back then the concept of sourdough was totally new to me, it was the middle of the winter here and let’s just say that the out come was less than satisfactory. The challenge ended and I was not motivated enough to maintain my starter. A few of my daring baker friends did however maintain their starters and they took it a step further and started a group called sourdough surprises. Every month they select a theme and use their sourdough starters to bake tempting creations. I have followed their sourdough adventure and with each passing month I keep telling myself, I need to give sourdough another try. However it was not until a post by the wonderfully talented Sally from bewitching kitchen about taking a walk on the wild side that I actually did it. Sally has a passion for sourdough and it shows in her collection of sourdough bread recipes, her description of each loaf’s crust, crumb, taste and texture. You read Sally’s posts about sourdough and you can’t help being tempted to answer the call of the wild

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