Month: January 2017

January 17, 2017

A Mother of a Recipe (aka The Starter)

Below is a simple recipe for making your own Sourdough Starter at home: Ingredients To begin your starter 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup cool non-chlorinated water To feed your starter 1 cup plain, unbleached flour 1/2 cup cool water (if your house is warm), or lukewarm water (if your house is cool) Method Day […]

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The Starter, the Mother and the Chief

Today’s post is about The Starter, also known as The Mother and sometimes The Chief. There are other names too but those aren’t nearly as grand. For those wanting to make homemade, traditional sourdough bread, it’s the most important ingredient. So, what is The Starter? Well, the starter is what helps dough to rise. In addition, the flour type, humidity, air temperature and altitude all affect the way a bread dough rises, and ultimately how your bread turns…

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