Yesterday I raved about my new New England Sourdough. I also shared how I am terrible with following written instructions, so I thought to share a tutorial. Now your sourdough starter will undoubtedly come with instructions of it’s own. Please read them carefully incase they are different than the ones from Cultures for Health. Here is a basic tutorial on how to feed your baby sourdough starter. Like all babies they are hungry, hungry, hungry!
For this tutorial we will stick with a 1/2 cup of sourdough starter.
Place your starter in a non-reactive bowl.
Pour in 1/2 cup of room temperature water. The water can be slightly warm, but not hot or cold. The extremes can kill your starter.
Stir the starter to incorporate the water. It will look like a sloppy, cloudy mess.
Add a scant cup of flour to the water sourdough starter.
Stir again to incorporate all the flour.
Now the starter will look wet and lumpy.
Cover with a paper towel or a tea towel and place in a warm area. It should be at least 70 F, but no more than 85F . Trying to save money on heating? Place the bowl in a cold oven and turn on the light. The light from the oven should keep it sufficiently warm.