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How to make sourdough starter from scratch?

Ingredients

  • 160 gr whole or whole grain flour
  • 160 gr water
  • 5 gr honey

Instructions

Day 1

  • In a small bowl, mix 20 gr. flour and 20 gr. of water using a wooden spoon. Pour into a glass jar large enough for the leaven to double in volume. Install the cover without closing.

Day 2

  • Every day, you have to feed your sourdough, that is, feed it with its amount by weight of flour and water. As our leaven is now 40 gr., We must therefore add 40 gr. In a small bowl, mix 20 gr. flour and 20 gr. of water using a wooden spoon and just that day add 5 gr. honey (of quality).
  • Add your sourdough. Mix again and pour into a clean glass jar with enough space for the leaven to double in volume. Install the cover without closing it. Put a rubber band around the pot at the height of the leaven an unstoppable tip to know if your leaven has doubled :)

Day 3

  • Pour 40 gr. flour and 40 gr. of water in a small bowl. Mix. Add the leaven. Mix and pour into a clean glass jar.
  • Put a rubber band and put the cover on. Reserve. Small bubbles should start to appear.

Day 4

  • Pour 80 gr. flour and 80 gr. of water in a small bowl. Mix. Add the leaven. Mix and pour into a clean glass jar large enough for the leaven to double in volume.
  • Put an elastic band around the leaven and place the cover.