Sourdough Starter

    Sourdough Starter


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    These are the instructions to make your own sourdough starter, once this you can make any sourdough bread recipe.

    Makes: 1 Starter Batch

    • 3 tablespoons instant mashed potato
    • 3 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

    Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:5days resting  ›  Ready in:5days10min 

    1. Combine instant potatoes, sugar, water and yeast in a covered container. Let the starter sit on a counter for 5 days, stirring daily with a wooden spoon.
    2. On the morning of the fifth day, feed the starter with 3 tablespoons instant potatoes, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 cup warm water. In the evening, take out 1 cup of the starter to use in a sourdough recipe. Refrigerate the remaining starter.
    3. Every five days, feed the starter 3 tablespoons instant potatoes, 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 cup water. If starter is to be used in a recipe, let the fed starter rest at room temperature 6 hours before use. If starter is not being used in a recipe, keep refrigerated and discard 1 cup of starter after each feeding.

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