Sourdough Starter: Day 0 Sep 18 2007

Day 0 of sourdough starter madness

After all the wonderful bread that Kristin’s been making, I thought I’d look into trying to make my own sourdough. I’m pretty sure this way lies madness. But I’m giving it a shot. After Googling for info on making sourdough (the ultimate DIY bread) I just mixed together 1 cup water with 1 cup flour in a bowl, and we’ll see where we go from here.

This looks like a good recipe for both starter and Berkley sourdough bread:
Science of Bread: Basic Sourdough Starter Recipe

6 Responses to “Sourdough Starter: Day 0”

  1. Christine Says:

    I’m a starter virgin (ha!) and just found this guy’s site the other day. I’m learning soooo much from him. So far, so good!

    He’s at:

  2. Mitch Harden Says:

    How did this turn out? I was thinking of doing a St Louis Sourdough because I’m curious how our regional microfauna tastes.

  3. Gabriel Says:

    It turned out pretty good. I ended up making bread a couple of times, but then eventually because I didn’t keep on following the right process of feeding it regularly it ended up going bad and I had to throw it away.

    The flavor was good though.


  4. Robert McCulloch Says:

    Forgive me, but what do you mean by “feeding it?” I must be missing something here.


    Robert McCulloch

  5. Gabriel Says:

    @Robert –

    Feeding it means adding more water and flour every day. You pour out some of the starter, then add more ingredients to “feed” it.


  6. Mark Says:

    When i was a little boy my mom had me making her bread. Sometimes we made sourdough. Glad tohear someone’s still doing it cuz sourdough is delicious!


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