Can store bought starter packet be used as a base for ongoing starter? How?
I bought a packet of ready sourdough culture, says to just add it to bread dough, intended for make at home one shot sourdough, says add to 10-35 oz of flour (just add to base bread formula).
I found this 'all natural ready sourdough' starter, Seitenbacher brand from Germany, I found in a health food store. It is a rye culture.
I would like to make some 'wow' factor sourdough by wed, bake on Thursday, (today is Sat) but I would also like to keep some of this starter as a 'ready made' base for an ongoing starter. Can I make a larger sourdough starter from this? How do I do this?
(I offered to provide something for a silent auction on Friday, at a local fundraiser, long story short.. I would like to do a 'basket' made of bread filled with 5-6 different breads... but it must have a 'wow' factor and sourdough bread would be a component). I want different tasts and textures.