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Sourdough Starter Maintenance

Maintaining a sourdough starter is easy with this simple daily or weekly feeding schedule.
Prep Time5 mins
Fermentation1 d
Total Time1 d 5 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 225 grams
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Amy Duska


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


  • Add the ingredients to a clean jar, stir vigorously and cover lightly, allowing the starter to "breath".
  • Daily Maintenance: Feed the starter once a day, pick morning or evening, and allow to set at room temperature until the next feeding.
  • 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.



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


Serving: 225grams | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 86.2g | Protein: 11.7g | Fat: 1.1g