Sourdough Starter - Wheat

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This starter is definitely my favorite active starter in my kitchen. It's working better than my white flour starter and yeast experiment.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cup

Ingredients

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup non-chlorinated water (such as bottled)

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup non-chlorinated water (such as bottled)

Directions

  1. In a glass or ceramic bowl, mix together the honey, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, and 1/2 cup of water. Use a wooden spoon to stir. Cover lightly, and place in a warm place. Stir twice a day for 5 days.

  2. On the 6th day, mix in 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of flour using a wooden spoon. Don't worry about lumps, for the yeast will eat them! Cover and let stand in a warm place to ferment for 1 day. When you get lots of bubbles and foam on top, you know the starter is active and ready to use. The starter will separate with the flour on the bottom and 'hootch,' a yellow liquid, on top. Just mix well before using or feeding.

  3. Store starter in a wide mouth glass jar. I use waxed paper and a rubber band in place of a lid, as metal utensils or containers will contaminate the starter. Once refrigerated, the starter only needs to be fed once a week. Use half, and feed the remaining half to keep it alive for the next time.

Tips

This is a wild yeast starter Yeast and bacillus are everywhere in our environment, including the water and milled grains used to make most starters. It is possible to create a new starter in a number of days. See Sourdough Starters for more tips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

418 Calories
2g Fat
90g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 418
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 90g 33%
Dietary Fiber 15g 52%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 488mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.