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Sourdough Starter

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Keep this starter on hand to use in the sourdough recipes found throughout this site.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/4 teaspoons or 1 envelope FLEISCHMANN’S Active Dry Yeast

2 cups warm water (100 to 110°F)

Directions
In a 2-quart or larger container, combine all-purpose flour and yeast. Gradually add water to dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Cover loosely; let stand in a warm place until bubbly and sour smelling, about 2 to 4 days. Transfer to a 2-quart or larger plastic container with tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To keep starter alive: Once a week stir in 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour and 1 tablespoon lukewarm water (100 to 110oF). Beat until smooth. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly, 12 to 24 hours. Cover tightly; refrigerate until ready to use.

To replenish starter: For each 3/4 cup [1 1/4 cups] of starter used, add 2/3 cup [1 cup] all-purpose flour and 2/3 cup [1 cup] lukewarm water (100 to 110oF). Beat until smooth. Cover loosely and let stand until bubbly, 12 to 24 hours. Use or cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size (50g)
Servings Per Container About 15
Nutrient Amount
Calories 60
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber less than 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

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