sourdough starter

  1. ElizabethB

    Help with Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipes.

    I love Sourdough Bread and want to try making my own. My request is specific flour brands that have no preservatives or additives. I started looking on-line for recipes then realized that I had a much better source of information - all of you. I know I will get the best information from CB...
  2. Puggles

    Day 5 of Sourdough starter

    I'm not seeing any results or noticeable activity from my Sourdough starter. I have followed a guide religiously and used literally the exact same tools and ingredients with proper temperatures and everything. I have done feedings every 24 hours. This is what it looked like before the feeding I...
  3. Puggles

    Sourdough Starter

    I'm making my own sourdough starter and when it's "ready" I intend to make a delicious sourdough boule. My first starter "Breddie Mercury" did not make it and passed, I made a new starter "Bread Savage" and I'm now on day 3 following a very strict recipe from Joshua Weissman, apparently he's...
  4. bakedbeans18

    Baker's Percentages and Sourdough

    Hi Been looking into this, but have gotten multiple answers to the same question. When calculating baker's percentages for sourdough bread, do you include the flour and water weight of the starter/pre-ferment? In other words if I wanted a 70% hydration dough, then do I use the...
  5. Burt Blank

    Recipe Sourdough Mother (starter.)

    Mrs B wanted wanted to make sourdough bread. This is the method she selected from YouTube. In early 2019 she made the mother, when we left she bequeathed to her friend and Blobby is still alive. This guy is an excellent teacher. NB for the Brits don't use British commercial bread flour when...
  6. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Sourdough Starter: Day 04 onwards

    Sourdough Starter: Day 04 Its been very active yesterday and overnight. So it's pretty much a case of replenishing it every day now until it's established. I like to give mine as long as I can really to get established but most literature I've read suggests a minimum of 10 days to 2 weeks before...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Sourdough Starter: Day 03

    Sourdough Starter: Day 03 Looking at my starter this morning, it's clear to me that it had used all of the available food to it and needs a refresh rather than a straight feed. So today I'll throw most of it away and put fresh flour and water in it. I know this because my starter is very...
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Sourdough Starter: Day 02

    Sourdough Starter: Day 02 Ingredients 25g flour (always assume organic and 50:50 mix wholemeal: rye) 25g spring/mineral water Equipment 1 sterile teaspoon(s) Scales Method Again, just the 25g flour and 25g spring or mineral water into your Day 01 starter and mix in well with that sterile...
  9. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Sourdough Starter: Day 01

    Sourdough Starter: Day 01 Right, hopefully you all decided that premixing your flour had benefits... It doesn't have to be an airtight jar like mine is. Because of where I live (rurally so think of mice, ants, etc) I keep all of my produce out of pests' way. And IKEA do these kilner like jars...
  10. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Sourdough Starter: Day 0

    My original plan had been to run this as a 'Bake-a-long', but I have run into a timeline problem. I don't have enough of it before going on holiday to actually arrange with everyone a date to start on, say roughly 2 weeks from now when everyone has their ingredients and jars together and is...
  11. H


    I've been making different doughs and breads, using yeast, and I feel it's time to take on sourdough. Where do I begin? Where can I get the starter for this in the UK? Suggestions welcome.
  12. Elawin

    Recipe Sourdough Starter

    Ingredients: Day 1: 50 g wholegrain rye flour 50 g cold water Days 2, 3, 4, and 5: 1 tbsp wholegrain rye flour 1 tbsp cold water Method: On day 1, just mix the flour and water together. Cover with a tea towel and leave at room temperature for 24 hours. Each consecutive day, add 1 tbsp of...
  13. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Sourdough Starters

    I'm on holiday at the moment UK in the highlands of Scotland. Somewhere remote, beautiful and with exceptionally clean air and peat stained water. A place where lichens hang off every tree and colour the place a grey green, somewhere that I am tempted to get out again on my trike and enjoy the...
  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Sourdough Starter

    I've decided to start making bread again and given that sourdough is my favourite I have decided to try sourdough. I know a little about it but not a huge amount. I know I will have to feed the starter each day, and I know that I will have to throw away some of the starter each time. I have...
  15. pattyk

    Are you a sourdough-er?

    I've made my own bread for as long as I can remember, and last year I took the plunge and made my own sourdough starter. It took a few goes for me to get it right, but once I had it going strong and lively, I felt more confident about using it. My first few loaves were ok - just ok, nothing...
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