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Sourdough Starter

 Sourdough Starter
Some 25 years ago, I received this recipe and some starter from a good friend, who is now a neighbor. I use it to make many loaves of the Sourdough French Bread (recipe also in Recipe Finder).
48 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a 4-qt. nonmetallic bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add flour;
  • stir until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room
  • temperature to ferment for 48 hours, stirring once daily (mixture
  • will become bubbly and rise, have "yeasty" sour aroma and a
  • transparent yellow liquid will form on top).
  • Use starter for your favorite sourdough recipes. The starter will
  • keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Use and replenish at
  • least every 2 weeks. Replenish with equal amounts of flour and water
  • to restore the volume; stir. Yield: about 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 tablespoon) equals 19 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.