April 6th, 2012 Published by: northerntrials
Natural Sourdough Starter
it is not a real natural sourdough starter”. It is all because of
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Starting A Natural Sourdough
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features and hide this message. I start the culture with an acid base and not just plain water.
This gives the “wild yeast” and yeast-loving bacteria a leg up
and inhibits the bad bacteria.
Nothing is better than fresh sourdough bread or buns. Step One: Mix 2-3 Tbsps of flour with 1/4 cup of organic
It is so easy when you know how. Don't let time be the unsweetened pineapple juice. Whole Grain or Whole Wheat
issue for it takes less time than going to the store in most works better than White flour because there is more “wild
cases. yeast” and good strains of bacteria. Mix the flour and juice
together in a small food grade plastic container. ( I used a
take home container that had feta cheese in it, cleaned out of
Natural Sourdough Starter – course.) cover and place in a warm place for 2 days – mixing
The Easy Way 2-3 times a day.
April 6th, 2012 Step Two: Even if you don’t have any activity present, if no
gas bubbles are evident, add another 2-3 Tbsps of flour and
another 1/4 cup of pineapple juice.
Again mix every two or three times a day.
Step Three: By now there should be action. If not then let it sit
one more day before throwing it out and trying again from step
one. If you have action then double up the flour to 5-6 Tbsps
of flour and 1/2 cup water (purified water) and set aside again,
stirring 2-3 times again.
Step Four: By now the action is wild. Big gas bubbles and the
Welcome to the world of making a natural sourdough starter. recognizable sweet sourdough starter smell. From here on in
Why do I say that? Well there are so many ways to make a you add 1 1/2 cups of flour to 1 cup water the day before you
natural sourdough starter. I have failed more times than not want to use the natural sourdough starter to make 1 cup of
because I didn’t understand the basics of sourdough. natural sourdough starter for whatever recipe you are making
that day. At this point you can store the natural sourdough
The process of fermentation relies on “wild yeast” and bacteria starter in the fridge. This does two things slows down the
or myriad strains floating around and we want to capture the reaction and enhances the sourdough flavor.
yeast and the good bacteria and mix that with flour and water
and time to make a natural sourdough starter. Next we learn:
That’s all fine and dandy, but why does a natural sourdough To Your Success
starter fail more times than not? It all falls down to the bacteria PS: Your comments are appreciated. Tell me what you
– bad bacteria. These strains are just as prevalent in the air as think and wish to see more of while you encourage
the “wild yeast”. a natural sourdough starter today.
So how do we increase our chances of success in creating a Northern Trials - A New Adventure This is my blog. This is
natural sourdough starter. my life. I'll be posting anything and everything that I can think
Make sure the bad yeast eating bacteria don’t outnumber the of here. My latest incarnation is as an industrial electrician by
good yeast loving bacteria. The way to do that is create an trade, but I have been around. As computer tech support , or
environment that encourage the “wild yeast”. forest seedling greenhouse manager, or even short order cook.
We do that with pH. “wild yeast” needs an acidic environment I've had many trades, many lives. I love baking bread - pizza,
to thrive. Many of the natural sourdough starter recipes out rolls, loaves buns - anything. I'm into camping and dabble
there get you to mix flour and water and wait. Mix the mixture in photography and also like writing short stories - usually
a few times a day and continue for 3 -= 5 days. This is the outdoors related. I blog regularly here and at Northern Trails
hit and miss method because it all depends on what strains of - An Adventure In Online Marketing
bacteria were captured at the time.
I’ve even read on the Internet that said that “if you start a
natural sourdough starter anywhere but San Francisco, then
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