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Sourdough Starter

rpeters's picture

Sourdough Starter

Hi all,

Im new to the site and have been reading for a few days now. Lots of great information and ideas. I do have a question for those in the Raleigh, NC area. Does anyone know where i can get a sourdough starter, I have check only one place but no luck. I tried one in the past but got contaminated or something, I have one going now but was hoping to try some this weekend.


Doc.Dough's picture

I think it is $6.95 including shipping.

Order on-line.

It comes as a lump of goo in a small jar.

And it is an excellent starter too.

hutchndi's picture

You can get Carl's for the price of a couple stamps and envelopes:

Depending on where they are in a cycle, you could get it in a few days or a few weeks, but it never took longer than a week or two for me.

As Doc mentioned, the King Arthur  starter is an excellent starter also.

rpeters's picture

Thank you both for the information, I tried the carls friends, figure neither would have been here in time for the weekend so hopefully mine works this go round.