April 23, 2011

Sour Dough Bread Starter

This is a recipe I got from OurSevenDwarfs.com, along with a fabulous recipe for sourdough bread! I followed the directions carefully and discovered that having a sourdough starter to take care of was not nearly the work I thought it would be. Awesome!

SOURDOUGH BREAD STARTER
3 Tbsp. instant mashed potato flakes
3 Tbsp. white sugar
1 c. warm water
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast (1 packet)

Day 1:
Combine the potato flakes, sugar, water and yeast in a covered container with a tight lid. Let the container sit on the counter for the next 5 days, but be sure to stir the mix every day using a wooden or plastic spoon.  Do not use a metal bowl or utensils to mix the starter, the metal seems to affect the yeast adversely.
Day 5:
In the morning of the 5th day, feed the starter with
3 Tbsp. instant potato flakes
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. warm water

Again leave on the counter.  In the evening remove 1 c. of starter from the container, to use for your sour dough bread.  Refrigerate the remaining starter.

EVERY 5 DAYS FEED THE STARTER WITH THE INGREDIENTS LISTED ABOVE for day 5). AFTER ADDING THE FEED, REMOVE 1 C. OF THE MIX, LET IT REST AT ROOM TEMP FOR 6 HOURS BEFORE USING IN YOUR RECIPE.
RETURN REMAINING STARTER TO THE FRIDGE.
If you can not use the cup of removed starter, simply discard it and continue to feed your starter every 5 days.

Thanks to Jill and Shannon at Oursevendwarfs.com-this is a great recipe!


And here is the link to my sour dough bread recipe:  Sour dough bread

1 comment:

Frieda Loves Bread said...

Hooray for sourdough bread, pancakes and English muffins!