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Healthy Loaf of Bread

Sourdough Starter Instructions

Welcome to the exciting world of Sourdough! Below you'll find instructions on how to activate your Silverwood Farms Sourdough Starter as well as helpful tips and tricks to get the most out of your starter!

Let's Get Started!
** This process will take1-2 weeks in total**

Using Your Starter


To build up starter for a recipe, feed according to a 1:1 ratio of flour and water but don't discard as you go. Your starter is ready to bake with 4 hours after it's last feeding. Reserve at least 1/4 cup to continue maintaining and for future baking.

Maintaining your starter: 

- On the counter (frequent bakers): Feed your starter once every 24 hours using a 1 part starter, 1 part water, 2 parts flour ratio. Discard as necessary to maintain a manageable volume of starter. 

- In your fridge (weekly/monthly bakers): In colder temperatures, your starter goes into hibernation, and you don't need to feed it as often. Feed it every 5 to 7 days using the same 1:1:2 ratio as above. 

Click here for a great basic Sourdough loaf recipe!

Sourdough Starter Progression


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