Sourdough Basics 101 - Making a Starter

Sourdough Basics 101 - Making a Starter

For a long time I have promised myself that one day I would make a sourdough starter.  A few weeks ago I finally did it.  Let me tell you I was nervous.  So much could go wrong.  It didn't.  After eight days I had a loaf of sourdough bread.  I am still no expert.  However, I want to reflect on the experience for me - and you if you are interested.

I am splitting my sourdough basics posts into three - making the starter, maintaining the starter and baking the bread .  Below is how I made my starter.  I followed Brydie's brilliant post  How to Make a Sourdough Starter at City Hippy Farm Girl.  In these posts, as a novice, I am including some basic information that might help me if I ever need to create a new starter.

Ingredients

  • How to Make a Sourdough Starter at City Hippy Farm Girl
  • Beginners Blog: Making a Starter from Scratch - sourdough.com
  • Creating and maintaining your own sourdough starter - Emma Buehler in Backwood Home Magazine
  • Raising a starter - Wild Yeast
  • Gluten Free Sourdough Starter - Whole New Mom
Read the whole recipe on Green Gourmet Giraffe