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Book natural starter

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Book natural starter

Hi guys, I'm new. Do you have some books to recommend for baking starting from natural starter (fruit and vegetables). I would like use them for bread and pizza dought. Thank you

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David R

Natural doesn't always mean good.

The natural starter you want comes only from grain or flour, not from fruits or vegetables. The fruit- and vegetable-grown yeasts certainly exist, but they are not the right ones for this job.


Edited: Here's a link to a good method for creating a sourdough starter:

Debra Wink's pineapple juice solution, part 1


Note: The pineapple juice is only there as an acidifier, to prevent the wrong things from growing in the new culture. The pineapple itself contributes nothing to the finished product.