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Homemade Sourdough Starter

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1
  Warm water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup water; stir in remaining water, flour, and sugar.
Beat smooth.
Cover with cheesecloth; let stand at room temperature for 5 to 10 days, stirring twice a day.
If room is warm, let stand the shorter time.
Cover; refrigerate till 12 hours before ready to use.
To keep Starter going: Add 3/4 cup water, 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour, and 1 teaspoon sugar to remaining starter after some is used.
Let stand at room temperature till bubbly and well fermented, at least 7 day.
Use or cover and refrigerate.
If not used within 10 days, add 1 teaspoon sugar; repeat every 10 days, but no more than 3 times before adding flour.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Fermented
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes

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