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Sourdough Starter


This how-to guide will give you the steps you need to make your very own Sourdough Starter.
Course Sourdough Starter
Cuisine American
Keyword How to make a Sourdough Starter
Prep Time 4 days
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 4 days
Servings 1 Sourdough Starter
Calories 182kcal
Cost 25 cents




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


  • Add 50 grams (1/4 cup) of water and 50 grams (1/3 cup) of flour (equal parts by weight) into a glass mason jar and mix well, then loosely cover.
  • In a couple of days of discarding* and feeding* twice a day with the 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 or bake with 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.
  • *Feeding your Sourdough Starter.
    Add 50 grams (1/4 cup) of water and 50 grams (1/3 cup) of flour, to 50 grams (1/4 cup) 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