Foolproof Sourdough Starter

“This was found at alaska.net and trust me works like a charm. Within 4 days I had the most active starter with a wonderful sour ordor. I made this starter on my counter top. After several feedings it continues to improve in flavor.”
READY IN:
72hrs 10mins
SERVES:
1
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix the milk and yogurt together in a glass or pottery container (Do not use metal).
  2. Place lid on it, but don't seal it (sealed starters have been known to explode).
  3. Put mixture in a warm place (80 to 90 degrees) for about 24 hours.
  4. The yogurt and milk will separate forming a large curd, when adding the flour just stir it all back together.
  5. Add the flour stir, and put back in warm place for 3 to 5 days; stirring daily.
  6. It will bubble and have the odor of fermentation--it is ready to use.
  7. Remember the starter is a living thing and needs to be fed and fed frequently when an infant.
  8. I feed the "infant" weekly by placing it on the counter for several hours and allowing it to come to room temperature.
  9. Then remove 1/2 cup starter, discarding the remainder.
  10. Feed the 1/2 cup with equal amounts of milk (buttermilk will produce a stronger sour taste) and unbleached flour; i.e. 1 cup flour and 1 cup milk plus 1/2 cup of starter.
  11. If you would like, you can feed the starter with 1/3 cup dry milk powder and 2/3 cup bottled water in place of the 1 cup milk.

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