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Sourdough Starter - Wheat

Rated as 4.27 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

15 m servings 418
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cup)

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

  • 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; 2.2 90.2 16.5 0 9 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This starter works well with nature occuring yeast. It does not use store bought yeast. It produces a great bread as long as you baby the starter like it states in the directions.

Most helpful critical review

Followed instructions and starter produced a heavy loaf that did not rise. Tried a different recipe that included throwing out half and "feeding" for several days and it worked much better.

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Followed instructions and starter produced a heavy loaf that did not rise. Tried a different recipe that included throwing out half and "feeding" for several days and it worked much better.

This starter works well with nature occuring yeast. It does not use store bought yeast. It produces a great bread as long as you baby the starter like it states in the directions.

Just found this recipe but wondered if yeast is not used or was it omitted

The whole wheat starter is great. No store bought yeast needed. Believe it or not, the stuff floating around in the air is enough to produce a great sour dough starter and, according to sour d...

this is wonderful. followed it exactly except I was out of honey so had to add a pinch of sugar. I can't believe it is as seasoned as it tastes in just a week and a half. Just made my first l...

I'm gonna give this a try. I mixed it all together and I will update my review after a couple weeks. I was looking for a starter that was natural yeast and this sounded like it was it. Does anyo...

VERY impressed with the results of this recipe! I used "raw" honey and the bread it made was absolutely incredible! Both flavor and fluffiness are better than when I use store-bought yeast... Go...

amazing. super easy, lots of light delicious whole grain bread! i added a few organic unwashed grapes to the starter for a day or two then took them out. i use sprouted spelt flour and it's deli...

The instructions do not mention feeding this starter for the first five days, so I didn't. I fed it on the sixth day as instructed. It never bubbled or foamed on top, but the liquid did separa...