This is a potato water starter. It requires no addition of yeast.

Kathy
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with water. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove potatoes and reserve for other use. Let cooking water cool to lukewarm.

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  • Mix flour and 1 cup potato water. Set aside in bowl with cloth or wax paper to cover. Mixture does not have to be mixed smooth: the batter will work out any lumps as it sits. Stir once or twice a day until it smells right. It will have a nice sourdough smell to it after about 4 or 5 days, depending on the temperature of your kitchen. You can add a teaspoon of sugar to quicken the process. If you want to speed the process even more you can add a package of yeast to the water before adding the flour. Use as directed in your favorite Sourdough Bread recipe.

Nutrition Facts

424.9 calories; 12.4 g protein; 90.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 11.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I did use the additional sugar and yeast. It was outstanding. I have other starters and this compares to the best of them. Thanks Kathy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2020
My rating is undecided right now as this is my first time creating a sourdough starter. I am on day two of the Starter III recipe and have noticed, at time of stirring that the top of the dough is brownish and almost looks like spots of mold growing. Is this normal? What am I missing? Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
I did use the additional sugar and yeast. It was outstanding. I have other starters and this compares to the best of them. Thanks Kathy!! Read More
(87)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
yup after about 1 1/2 week mine is lovely sour! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2011
This only took 3 days to make because I used sugar and yeast...my pancakes turned out awesome! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/23/2020
My rating is undecided right now as this is my first time creating a sourdough starter. I am on day two of the Starter III recipe and have noticed, at time of stirring that the top of the dough is brownish and almost looks like spots of mold growing. Is this normal? What am I missing? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2016
fabulous. It keeps well great taste. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2013
It never got sour enough Read More
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