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Where is the Starter recipe???

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Scottyj

Where is the Starter recipe???

I know that I saw it on this fourm. But now I can not find it. It was a simple recipe to make your own sourdough started using flour and water. It also had a video to it. I am new here and want to learn as much as I can.


 


Thanks in advance


Scottyj

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Scottyj

Thank you very much that is the one I was looking for.


Now for another question. Do you have to use Rye flour or can you use AP flour for it all the way? Have a grandaughter who can not have rye.


Thanks again.

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xaipete

I'm sure AP would be fine. Throw in a little WW if you have it.


--Pamela

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Scottyj

What is WW?

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xaipete

whole wheat flour


 

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Scottyj

OK do not have any.


going to the market in 4 days. I live in the country and only go to the market every three to four weeks as needed.


Again thanks for everything.


Scottyj

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SourdoLady

If you are using AP flour, make sure it is unbleached. The bleaching process tends to destroy most of the yeasts in the flour. Your starter will probably take longer to come alive without using whole grain flour. Stir it frequently to deter mold.

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Scottyj

Had to go to town so I went to the store and bought some WW flour. Starting it tomarrow with the WW. Still going to try the AP as I started it allready. It's not doing much as of yet.

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xaipete

Give it time. It might take as much as two weeks to get going.


--Pamela

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SourdoLady

You don't need to start over. Just feed the original mixture with the WW for a few days, until you start to see activity.

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Scottyj

Pamela;


      Thank you once again for comming through for me. I have started the starter and will care for it as if it were one of my own kid's.


 

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xaipete

Just give it plenty of time to develop. You can't rush mother nature.


--Pamela

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Scottyj

Should I feed it everyday as if it were day 2 untill it starts to do something? I had to start over as the temp in the house got to over 100f. this is now day 1 again.


Scott


 

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xaipete

Feed it everyday and stir it 2 or 3 times a day.


--Pamela

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Scottyj

 


gr8 thank you. Starting to stir it a couple times a day now.


Scottyj

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Scottyj

It is comming along quite nice. It has a sour smell and gets quite bubbley.


Thank youfor all the help that you have given me.


Scottyj

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Scottyj

Well my starter is finished and I am starting to use it in my first sponge. The starter has acted text book as far as comming along.


Thank you for all the help and walking me through the process of the starter.


Scottj