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side view of sourdough starter in a jar

Sourdough Starter Maintenance

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 225 grams 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Maintaining a sourdough starter is easy with this simple daily or weekly feeding schedule.


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Ingredients

  • 25 grams mature starter
  • 100 grams filtered water
  • 100 grams unbleached flour

Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to a clean jar, stir vigorously and cover lightly, allowing the starter to “breath”.
  2. Daily Maintenance: Feed the starter once a day, pick morning or evening, and allow to set at room temperature until the next feeding.
  3. Weekly Maintenance: In the morning take the starter out of the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Feed the starter and let sit on counter for a few hours or until right before bed. Store in the fridge until the next feeding.

Notes

  • Any unbleached flour can be used to feed your starter.
  • Make sure water is free of chlorine which can disrupt or potentially kill the yeast and bacteria in the starter.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 225 grams

Keywords: sourdough starter, feeding a sourdough starter, sourdough starter maintenance