I have been wanting to try my hand at making sourdough for a long time…but was always put off by the amount of time it takes. I decided to give it a go today, and hopefully I will be able to post a wonderful homemade sourdough bread recipe later this week!
The first stage of making sourdough is to prepare the starter. You simply combine 2 cups of warm water, 1 package active, dry yeast and 2 cups all-purpose flour in a large glass jar. Stir with a wooden spoon (not metal) – and let sit uncovered at room temperature for a few days until the starter bubbles and has a good sour smell. Each day, stir down the dough. Use immediately, or refrigerate until ready.
I am mostly confident that I will be able to share a beautiful picture of some fresh, homemade sourdough bread later this week – stay tuned!
Have you ever made sourdough? If so, how did it turn out? If not, why? I’d love to hear from you!