Sourdough Starter - Wheat

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."

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 418 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 418 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 90.2g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 9 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
Tips & Tricks
Whole Wheat Banana Nut Bread

This rich, hearty loaf is great for breakfast or snacks.

Vegan Whole Wheat Biscuits

Use coconut oil and almond milk to create totally vegan biscuits.

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.
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Dragon
3/7/2005

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.

Divemistress
11/16/2009

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.

CCD1
10/1/2004

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