Sourdough Starter from Flakes
4325 mins (prep 5, cooking 4320)
3 ingredients
2 servings
These are the instructions to make your own sourdough starter by using dried starter flakes. Sourdough starter can be used to make breads, cakes, english muffins and pancakes, just to name a few. The starter is like a pet and to keep it healthy and active there are a few simple rules: Never use metal bowls, containers or spoons. Containers and bowls should be large enough to allow for the expansion of the starter as it proofs. Use lukewarm bottled water--the starter does not like chlorinated water. Use or feed every 7 to 14 days. Keep the storage container clean, so wash and dry the container each time the starter is used. With this recipe you will have 2 cups of starter at the end of 3 or 4 days and ready to use in a recipe. If you are not planning to use immediately, dump out 1/2 of the starter at each feeding and reduce the amount of flour and water by 50%, this will save flour. When feeding starter, always add at least twice as much flour/water as you have starter, i.e. if you have 1/4 cup starter, add at least 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup water. If you have any questions please feel free to zmail me!

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , easy , >-1-day , breads , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (135.79 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 441.57 Calories from Fat 29.25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.25g 10.0%
Saturated Fat 0.62g 6.24%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 65.26mg 5.44%
Total Carbohydrate 92.9g 61.93%
Dietary Fiber 13.36 g 106.86%
Sugars 1.01 g %
Protein 17.16g 68.66%
Vitamin A 10.8IU% Vitamin C 0.27mg%
Calcium 64.91mg% Iron 4.91mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bottled water