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Starter instead of yeast

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Starter instead of yeast

I want to use a recipe that calls for 2 teaspoons yeast.  How much starter would I use instead of the yeast?



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I converted the Simple Sweet Dough in the Spring Issue of The Bakers’s Companion earlier this week.  It turned out wonderful.

Converting isn't that hard; it just takes planning. 

When I began converting, I used a method similar to the one found on the following link.


The Bread Bible also covers converting yeast to sourdough.  


Hope this helps.