Sourdough Starter

Here is what you need to begin the process of making your own sourdough bread. This recipe has few ingredients, but all it requires is time and patience!


  • Preparation Time: 1 week
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup of cool water


  • 1
    Mix together the water and flour in a glass jar (I use a large, lidded mason jar).
  • 2
    Cover the jar and let it sit at room temperature (70 degrees) for 24 hours.
  • 3
    After 24 hours, begin to feed the starter by discarding all but 1/2 cup (the discard can be composted or thrown out, or used in a recipe calling for sourdough discard).
  • 4
    With the remaining 1/2 cup, mix in another 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of lukewarm water.
  • 5
    Cover and repeat every 24 hours.
  • 6
    Starter will begin to activate and you will see it bubbling. After the starter is activated, begin feeding it twice a day (every 12 hours).
  • 7
    Repeat this for at least a week before using in any recipes.

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