Monday, January 17, 2011


For those of you following the Sour Dough Bread Starter, it's time to go ahead and feed the thing. Actually it was time Sunday or Monday night, I'm a tad behind; my apologizes.

Pour your starter into a plastic bowl, NOT metal, the starter doesn't like metal. :)
Now stir in
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 TBS instant potato flakes.
Stir and stir and stir some more. Make sure it's mixed well and that the sugar and potato flakes are dissolved as much as possible.
 Once that's mixed in you can cover your bowl loosely with aluminum foil or pour the starter into a mason jar and leave the lid of the jar slightly off the top to allow for air circulation. Either way you choose to do it, let the starter sit out for 8-12 hours.

After your 8-12 hours are up, stir this really well one more time. Measure out 1 cup of the starter and pour out the rest. Rinse out your mason jar, or whatever you've decided to store the starter in and pour your cup of starter in and seal it up tight. Pop this back in the fridge for another 3-5 days before feeding again.

In another 2 weeks we'll all be ready to make Sour Dough Bread and it'll be worth all the feedings and effort. Trust me!!!

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