Sourdough Starter


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Sourdough Starter

You can buy sourdough starters commercially or if you have a friend who has a “start,” you may be able to get some from him or her. You may want to start one on your own. When storing your sourdough starter in the refrigerator, it should be kept at about 42° F. If it is too cold, it will take the start a long time to come back to life. Most refrigerators are colder than this so you may want to find another very cool place.


1 Cup Water

1 Tablespoon Sugar

1 Cup Flour

4 Tablespoons Buttermilk

Mix the water and sugar together. Add the flour and buttermilk. Place in a glass or stainless steel bowl. I like to use a large glass jar. Do NOT use aluminum. Cover with a towel and let stand in a warm spot for a few days or until it has begun to ferment. It should have a sour smell.


    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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