Today, we’ll teach you how to make a beginner sourdough starter at home. What’s needed? Flour, water and patience. Sourdough starter is essentially a live culture of flour and water. This bubbly, tart starter is what makes sourdough bread rise. If you’re making your starter today, chances are you’ll only get to use it for a loaf of bread about seven days later. Yes, that’s right. This starter needs time to cultivate and to grow!
A tip for most of our readers who live in cities – our water will likely have been treated with chlorine which can inhibit the growth of natural yeasts. Use cooled boiled water for your bread, for best results.
We also recommend using a clear glass container to store the starter – this way you can clearly see its progress.
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