Sourdough Making: From Starter to Finish
Let's Bake Bread Together!
In Celebration of Herb Day on May 2, 2020, let's come together as a community and bake bread together.
Ingredients you need for your starter:
Whole Wheat Flour (preferable), Filtered Water, Mason Jar with a Cover, Wooden Spoon (Optional)
Day 1 Put the following ingredients into a jar: 30 grams (2 tablespoons) whole-grain organic flour, 30 grams (2 tablespoons) (2 tablespoons) room temperature filtered water (or warmer, up to 95 degrees °F, if you can measure it).
DAY 2 Repeat Steps from Day 1, not discarding anything yet.
DAY 3 Step 1: Add 30 grams (2 tablespoons) FLOUR, 15 grams (1 tablespoon) room temp, or up to 95 °F WATER.
DAY 4 Step 1: Add 90 grams (6 tablespoons) FLOUR, 45 grams (3 tablespoons) 95-degree °F water (to amplify and jumpstart fermentation and carbon dioxide bubbles).
DAY 5 If your starter is bubbling and active, you are ready to bake! If not, continue for a few more days, repeating day 3 and using 95-degree °F water and making sure the mason jar is in a warm enough space in your kitchen.
Webinar presenter and ACHS Professor Anisa Kassim pictured with sourdough starter and bread.