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Sourdough Starter

Submitted by: kentuckyfarmgirl on May 3, 2010
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Sourdough Starter

Starter for delicious sourdough rolls and bread.

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Difficulty: Intermediate

Servings: 1


3 pkg. yeast
1 cup warm water
3/4 cups sugar
3T. instant potatoes


Dissolve yeast in warm water, let stand 5 minutes.
Add sugar and instant potatoes. Stir well and let stand 8 to 10 hours then refrigerate for 2 to 3 days.

After 2 to 3 days, feed starter again with
3/4 cup sugar
3 T. instant potatoes
1 cup warm water

Let stand again for 8 to 10 hours. Remove 1 cup and bake bread using my sourdough roll recipe. Return your starter to the refrigerator and begin the 2 – 3 day process again.

Categories: Breads, Other Breads, Rolls, Sourdough, Yeast Breads

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  1. 6-19

    I have a question about this starter. Do I have to make sourdough bread every 2-3 days forever or can I just let the starter sit for a longer time between uses?

  2. 6-19

    My limited experience with sourdough starter includes keeping it in the refrigerator between uses. That slows down the process for those of us who want it but not every couple of days! But that was not using this specific recipe, so we really need to hear from the poster on whether or not this recipe reacts well to more longer term refrigeration…

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