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- March 27, 2020
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
1Mix together the water and flour in a glass jar (I use a large, lidded mason jar).
2Cover the jar and let it sit at room temperature (70 degrees) for 24 hours.
3After 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).
4With the remaining 1/2 cup, mix in another 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of lukewarm water.
5Cover and repeat every 24 hours.
6Starter will begin to activate and you will see it bubbling. After the starter is activated, begin feeding it twice a day (every 12 hours).
7Repeat this for at least a week before using in any recipes.