Learn how to create and maintain a stiff sourdough starter. A strong and active starter is the foundation of successful sourdough baking.
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A sourdough starter is a naturally fermented leavening agent that can be used to raise bread and other baked goods instead of using commercial yeast.
All you need to create a sourdough starter from scratch is flour, water and a bit of patience.
A flour and water mixture will be refreshed on a daily basis and left to naturally ferment in a warm spot over the course of 7 days. This mixture develops natural yeasts and beneficial bacteria needed to raise bread dough.
Once your starter is active and well established, you can use it to bake delicious sourdough bread at home.
A sourdough starter is like a living, breathing organisms that needs regular feedings to stay alive.