Starter Sourdough by Emma

posted by Emma 06-27-100 10:23 PM

Sourdough Bread Starter

2 peeled and cubed potatoes
2 cups warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon white sugar (optional)

In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes with water. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove potatoes and reserve for other use. Let cooking water cool to lukewarm.

Mix flour and 1 cup potato water. Set aside in bowl with cloth or wax paper to cover. Mixture does not have to be mixed smooth: the batter will work out any lumps as it sits. Stir once or twice a day until it smells right. It will have a nice sourdough smell to it after about 4 or 5 days, depending on the temperature of your kitchen. You can add a teaspoon of sugar to quicken the process.
Makes 3 cups starter


1 cup sourdough starter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

Sift flour, salt, and soda together into a large bowl. Mix starter with oil, and stir into the sifted ingredients. Drop dough by tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes


3/4 cup sourdough starter
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar

In a large bowl, combine the sourdough starter, egg, water, and oil. In a separate bowl, combine the nonfat dry milk, salt, baking soda, and sugar. Stir to blend dry ingredients. Add to sourdough starter and mix until batter is smooth.

Bake on a greased 350 degree F griddle until golden brown on the bottom. Flip and bake on opposite side.

Makes 8 pancakes

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