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🍞 Your Sourdough Starter Journey: A Daily Guide 🌟

Follow our step-by-step guide to create and maintain a healthy sourdough starter. Learn how to mix ingredients, observe fermentation, and establish a feeding routine.

Your Sourdough Starter Journey: A Daily Guide

Hands stirring flour and water in a glass jar
Day 1: Mixing Ingredients
Combine 100 grams of organic flour and 100 grams of filtered water in your glass jar. Stir well with your spatula until no dry flour remains. Cover the jar loosely with a cheese cloth and let it sit at room temperature.
Glass jar with a bubbling mixture inside
Day 2: Observing
Check your starter. You might see small bubbles, indicating fermentation. If not, don't worry! Just let it sit for another day.
Hands adding flour and water to the jar
Day 3: First Feeding
Remove and discard half of your starter. Add 100 grams of flour and 100 grams of water to the remaining mixture. Stir well, cover, and let it sit.
Hands discarding half of the mixture from the jar
Day 4: Regular Feedings Begin
From now on, you'll feed your starter twice a day, discarding half before each feeding. Continue with the same amount of flour and water.
Bubbly sourdough starter in a glass jar
Day 5 to 7: Maintaining the Routine
Keep up with the twice-daily feedings. By the end of the week, your starter should be bubbly and have a pleasant sour smell. Congratulations, your sourdough starter is ready to use!

Embarking on your sourdough journey can be both exciting and a bit daunting. But fear not, our step-by-step guide is here to help you navigate through the process of creating and maintaining your very own sourdough starter. This guide is just the beginning; there's a whole world of sourdough to explore, from sourdough banana bread to sourdough rye bread.

Creating a sourdough starter is a simple process, but it requires patience and care. The process begins with mixing organic flour and filtered water, and over the course of a week, you'll feed and nurture your starter until it's bubbly and ready to use. But remember, every starter is unique, and it might take a bit of trial and error to get it just right. Don't be disheartened if your first attempt doesn't go as planned. Our tips for creating a successful sourdough starter can provide additional guidance.

Feeding Your Sourdough Starter

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy sourdough starter is feeding it regularly. This involves discarding a portion of your starter and adding fresh flour and water. Unsure about this process? Check out our guide on how to feed a sourdough starter.

By the end of the week, your sourdough starter should be ready to use. But the journey doesn't end there. Maintaining your starter is a continuous process, and our guide on maintaining a healthy sourdough starter can help you keep your starter thriving for years to come.

Whether you're a seasoned baker or a complete beginner, the world of sourdough is a place of endless possibilities. So, roll up your sleeves and let's get baking!