Grandpa’s Sourdough Starter

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My grandpa was the King of sourdough. He babied the starter, wrapping it in blankets to warm it overnight to use the next morning. Loaf after loaf came out of his little kitchen all hand kneaded and baked with love.

 ½ cup Warm water
 2 ⅛ tsp Yeast
 2 cups Warm water
 1 tbsp Sugar
 1 tbsp Salt
 2 cups Flour

1

1. In a large glass bowl (do not use metal, it will counteract the process) dissolve the yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.
3. Place the bowl of starter in a spot that stays consistently warm (I turn the light on in my oven and keep the bowl there).
4. Stir the mixture 3 times a day for 3-5 days.
5. The starter is ready when it has a strong yeasty smell.
6. Store the starter in a covered container in the refrigerator.

**If you use your oven to keep the starter warm, do not forget it is in there.

 

Ingredients

 ½ cup Warm water
 2 ⅛ tsp Yeast
 2 cups Warm water
 1 tbsp Sugar
 1 tbsp Salt
 2 cups Flour

Directions

1

1. In a large glass bowl (do not use metal, it will counteract the process) dissolve the yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.
3. Place the bowl of starter in a spot that stays consistently warm (I turn the light on in my oven and keep the bowl there).
4. Stir the mixture 3 times a day for 3-5 days.
5. The starter is ready when it has a strong yeasty smell.
6. Store the starter in a covered container in the refrigerator.

**If you use your oven to keep the starter warm, do not forget it is in there.

Grandpa’s Sourdough Starter
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