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Bread (Sourdough) Starter

Bread (Sourdough) Starter

Here, you'll be adding flour to a starter liquid and nurturing the resulting mixture. In 3 days you'll have a bread starter! The sponge will keep expanding, and it's fun to see it grow.

Ingredients: An easy to make amount

◆Sponge 1
Starter liquid
50 g
Bread flour
50 g
◆Sponge 2
Sponge 1
The whole amount
Starter liquid
50 g
Bread flour
50 g
◆Sponge 3
Sponge 2
The whole amount
Starter liquid
50 g
Bread flour
50 g
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Steps

1. Day 1: Make Sponge 1 by combining the starter liquid and flour. Mix together lightly, and mark the liquid level with a rubber band. The liquid can be a bit floury.
2. Leave in a warm place for 8 to 12 hours to ferment.
3. When the sponge has doubled in volume and there are air bubbles in the bottom, it's done. Rest for 12 hours in the refrigerator.
4. Day 2: Add the entire amount of Sponge 1 that was made in Step 3 with the Sponge 2 starter liquid and flour, mix lightly, and mark the liquid level with a rubber band.
5. Leave in a warm place for 8 to 12 hours to ferment.
6. When the sponge has doubled in volume and there are air bubbles in the bottom, it's done. Rest for 12 hours in the refrigerator.
7. Day 3: Add the entire amount of Sponge 2 that was made in Step 6 with the Sponge 3 starter liquid and flour, mix lightly, and mark the liquid level with a rubber band.
8. Leave in a warm place for 8 to 12 hours to ferment.
9. When the sponge has doubled in volume and there are air bubbles in the bottom, it's done. Rest for 12 hours in the refrigerator.
10. Use the completed starter sponge to make delicious bread or waffles.
11. Use up the starter sponge within 2 weeks. If the sponge loses its oomph, use in pizza dough or waffle batter.

Story Behind this Recipe

The method for making a sourdough starter sponge is the same, regardless of which starter you use! The sponge puffs up and becomes filled with air bubbles, and it's just fun to watch it grow.