I recently had some wonderful bread and asked for the recipe. She gave me some of her starter and the directions. I currently have a wild yeast starter going 6 months now so I know a little bit about how starters work but this one has me puzzled.
I should feed this starter 3/4 cup sugar, 3 Tbls Potato Flakes, and 1 cup warm water every 7 days and keep it in the fridge. When I want to bake, feed the starter and leave it out on the counter 10-12 hours. Then mix it with flour salt, oil and warm water to form the dough and leave THAT out to rise for 10-12 hours. Then shape into loaves and let rise for 8 hours, then bake.
No yeast, and apparently no wild yeast either because the starter I received has no bubbling action at all. Does anyone have any experience with this kind of sourdough?