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Made sourdough starter...now what?


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Made sourdough starter...now what?

Sunshine Girl | Feb 2, 2005 02:17 PM

So my starter is in my fridge, having sat out to "sour" at room temp for about 5 days. I've done a bunch of research online, but still have a couple of questions:

- What do I need to do to the starter (before using it in a recipe)? Do I need to add yeast or water on a daily basis?
- Do I need to stir often?
- What about the layer of liquid (I'm told it's called "hooch")? Do I need to drain that off?

As my starter is only 2 cups, and the recipe I am going to make calls for that amount, can I safely add 1 cup water and 1 cup flour to "grow" the starter, and if so, do I need to let that sit at room temp for a few days first?

Thanks all for any tips and advice!

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