This is a lot like how I started mince back in 1984
Foolproof Sourdough Starter
About This Recipe
"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."
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk ( skim, regular or buttermilk)
1/2 cup unbleached flour
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
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 fermentationit
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
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.