sour dough starter

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by mullers3acers, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Does anyone have a good recipe for a good sour dough starter?
  2. do you want the one you use instant potatoes in or some thing else.I checked out the Amish website and found LOTS of different sourbread and friendship bread and cake recipes. great website.sometimes i just go there and drool thinking of the good things to eat. Most of which I can't.just google amish breads and be surprised
  3. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    No not the one that uses instant potatoes. But I am interested in that website could you give it to me?
  4. I think if you just try it will show up. try it and see what you get. I'll try too and we'll see marrie

    I have MSN for a homepage and i just typed in Amish recipes and it popped up.hope you fine what yur looking forthey have great receipes.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2008
  5. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    a better more durable sourdough starter uses yogurt to get the culture started ... there are several really good books on sourdough -- where to buy powdered starter or how to get it started on your own

    I have at least six different sourdough starters in my fridge -- some I use for regular bread making, some are vigorous enough to use in a conventional bread machine


    (sorry no URLs ... I was doing this before computers ...
  6. tvtaber

    tvtaber Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Central CA
    Can you post some recipes for sourdough? I have a good starter (started with yeast, flour, water, and some time...) but beside one bread recipe and pancakes I never use it. I'd love to use it more often!

  7. JustChicky

    JustChicky Songster

    Feb 14, 2008
    East Texas
    I just started one yesterday. I stirred 3/8 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup filtered well water in a mason jar. I covered it loosely with plastic wrap and set it on top of the refrigerator. After 6 hours it smelled like beer, made a few bubbles, and had hooch. After 12 hours of sitting I fed it 3/8 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup water and stirred it. I let it sit for another 12 hours and from now on when I feed it, I stir it, split it in half then feed them each the same amount. It was really bubbly but not quite double in size when I split it and fed it tonight. I will post again when the starter is ready and after I bake the bread.[​IMG]

    Edit: I use 85F warm water and I stir it with a wooden or plastic spoon (I do not use metal). I use a rubberband around the jars so I know how far the starter has risen.
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