Home Cooking 8

sourdough starter

claire | Feb 15, 200509:24 AM

I've CTRL F'ed and can't find an actual recipe, just discussion on what to do after you've already made the starter.

Out of ignorance, I tried Alton Brown's recipe which was on Epicurious. While the bread is perfectly fine, it's not sour and I didn't know that using baker's yeast was a BIG no-no! So...what i need is a great sourdough starter and proper instructions on the feeding and care of it, though perhaps the latter can be found in one of the posts already on the board. Ideally, this would be one for whole wheat breads, but if that's a bad idea, i suppose i can use whole wheat flour when making the actual breads?

I've looked around online and seen various recipes, all seem to be different, though certainly share the concept that you just can use some flour and some water. But there seem to be lots of variances on how long the starter should sit and etc before first use...


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