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Sourdough starter
Bread has always been probably one of my biggest challenges and pleasures at the same time. A couple of years ago I discovered sourdough bread, which completely changed my life and my outlook on bread. I started researching, testing and creating my own recipes and since then, the journey keeps getting better and better. It doesn't take that much time to prepare, 5 minutes for 5 days and then you feed it every 14 days. If you take good care of it, it lasts a lifetime. It has to be stored in a cold place, a refrigerator and you can of course experiment with different flours.

Lets get cooking!

ONLY A FEW MOMENTS SPENT IN THE KITCHEN AND YOU WILL HAVE THIS FANTASTIC DISH IN FRONT OF YOU.
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METHOD

  • day 1

    In a glass jar combine flour and water, using a wooden spoon. Mix well. Cover the jar loosely, using a cloth and let the mixture stand overnight at room temperature.

    Tip
    You probably won't see nothing happen in the first 24 hours.
  • day 2

    In a glass jar combine the flour and water, using a wooden spoon. Mix well. Cover the jar loosely, using a cloth and let the mixture stand overnight at a room temperature.

  • day 3

    Repeat the process from the day before. There should be some activity. Bubbles, some expansion and a sour aroma.

  • day 4

    Repeat the process from the day before.

  • day 5

    Repeat the process from the day before.

  • notes

    After Day 5 the sourdough starter is already full of air bubbles. We can now begin to bake bread.
    If you don't feel like baking bread, store the starter in the refrigerator for up to 14 days, then add the same amount of flour and water as Day 1, so that it stays alive. Two days before you are going to bake bread, throw away 90% of sourdough starter, add 75g flour and 75g water, mix well, seal and let stand overnight at room temperature. The next day, add 75g flour and 75g water, mix well, seal and refrigerate overnight. Now your starter is ready to use.

Active Whole wheat Sourdough starter in a glass jar

Active Whole wheat Sourdough starter in a glass jar

 

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