Starter can be created at home from grapes or any similar fresh fruit, but it took us 3 weeks to create our starter, which is available for sale, so pop by and get some, and you can be creating your own bread today! All you need is starter, flour, water, a little sea salt, and some oil to create your own delicious sourdough!
Sourdough starter needs to be fed every day, a mixture of 1.5 pounds flour and 4.5 cups water, you can reduce this if necessary, your goal is to triple the volume of starter.
If you’re not going to use the starter for awhile you can refrigerate it and it will become dormant, but be forewarned you will need to bring it to room temperature and feed it for several days to bring it back to full strength where it will leaven your bread.
If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to feed up the starter to full strength, you can “cheat” and add a teaspoon of instant dry yeast to your dough. You’ll still get the sourdough flavor because you’ve still added starter, but it will rise a little faster for you!