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Flour for sourdough maintenance

Marsio95's picture

Flour for sourdough maintenance

Hello everyone, 

I'm currently living in the UK and I'm looking for a decent flour to use to feed my sourdough starter. Have you got any suggestions? 


Sugarowl's picture

What did you make it with? That's what you generally feed it with. Mine is a bread flour (strong flour) starter so that's what I feed it. If it seems sluggish I'll put in a small bit of rye or whole wheat in a feeding to give it a boost. My flour also has malted barley flour added to it so I think that helps it too.

Missmoneypenny's picture

I’m in England and I use organic flour, usually Dove’s and a 50:50 white and wholewheat mix.