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How-to-make a Sourdough Starter


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How-to-make a Sourdough Starter

Follow this how-to-make a sourdough starter guide and you will be the proud new owner of a “Sourdough Starter”. A make a sourdough startersourdough starter is a powerful little kitchen secret.  Not only can they make an array of thick and crusty to thin and crispy, and all the way to classic fluffy sandwich bread. But starters can make all sorts of fantastic cakes, pies, loaves, donuts and of course…PIZZA!

Sourdough Starter makes amazing pizza dough, which we use for each and every pizza that we make here on Weird Wild Pizza.  There are lots of Weird Wild Pizza Recipes on here to check out when ever ya feel like getting weird.

Sourdough Starters are easy to make and easy to maintain, as long as you follow some basic guidelines, but starters are fairly forgiving so there is always some flexibility.  Its suppose to be fun so we try not to take it to seriously.

Sourdough Starter


This how-to guide will give you the steps you need to make your very own Sourdough Starter.
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Course: Sourdough Starter
Keyword: How to make a Sourdough Starter
Prep Time: 4 days
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Total Time: 4 days
Servings: 1 Sourdough Starter
Calories: 182kcal
Cost: 25 cents


  • 50 grams FLOUR (¼ cup)
  • 50 grams WATER (⅓ cup)


  • Add 50 grams (1/3 cup) of water and 50 grams (1/4 cup) of flour (equal parts) into a glass mason jar and mix well, then cover.
  • In a couple of days of discarding and feeding twice a day with Sourdough Starter mixture on the counter, you will have your very own Sourdough Starter.
    FEEDING and DISCARDING explained below.
  • Keep 50 grams of the starter mixture and discard the rest.
    Discarding is when you get rid of about half of the sourdough starter contents, so you are left with the other half.  You can use the discard for baking or you can toss it.
  • Feed your Sourdough Starter.
    Add 50 grams (1/3 cup) of water and 50 grams (1/4 cup) of flour, to 50 grams of your Sourdough mixture, and mix well.
    This will now be considered an "active starter".
  • And this is the entire life cycle of the starter.
  • If you leave the starter on the counter daily then you will need to do 2 daily feedings about 12 hours apart from each other.
  • If you leave the starter in the fridge you will need to take it out once a week and feed it, then you can use some for cooking or just put it back in its new home, the fridge.



Let me know how it goes! And ask away if you have any questions.


Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 2mg

Wanna know how to feed a starter? No problem, just click the link below!

feed a sourdough starter

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