BREAD POTATO STARTER Recipe
The best way to store your potato starter is in a
hinged jar. These jars seal well, allowing the starter to
The starter should be a little bubbly
and may 'pop' a little when you open
the jar. This means your starter is 'alive' and this is a good thing. If
it seems a little 'flat' you can feed it with yeast to make it more
active. Additional Sourdough Bread Starter Recipes
As your starter ages it will take on more flavor; it will proof & rise
more quickly. I promise, once you make this and get into a routine
you will love making fresh homemade breads.
~ The wonderful thing about this bread is to share the starter with others so they
too can make delicious creations. ~ My aunt shared hers with me years ago; I just
keep it alive by 'feeding it' regularly with the result of wonderful baked breads.
If someone has been gracious enough to share their ‘bread starter’ with you then
begin making your bread by going to ‘feeding your bread starter’.
POTATO STARTER Recipe ~If you are new to making potato starter
bread, need a new starter, or want to create your own new batch of starter, begin
1 package dry yeast or 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water [100* to 110* F]
¾ cup sugar
3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
Dissolve the dry yeast in warm water. Combine ingredients and let stand all day.
Refrigerate that night.
After 3 days, remove from frig. Feed again with the following:
FEEDING YOUR BREAD STARTER:
If someone has shared their starter with you begin at this point.
¾ cup sugar
3 tablespoons potato flakes
1 cup warm water
First, mix the above ingredients making sure that everything is dissolved before
you add it to the starter. Add this mixture to only one cup of starter.
Let it set at room temperature for about an hour. The starter is ready to use for
making bread when a nice ‘head’ of potato mash has risen to the top of the
starter; time will vary according to room temps. When ready to make bread, stir
and measure out one cup to make bread. Refrigerate remaining starter. Make
sure lid is tight. A French hinged jar is best for storing your starter.
Bread dough starter must be fed every 3 - 5 days. If it goes a little longer than 5
days just give it a boost with dry active yeast. I must admit, I have gone without
feeding mine for a few weeks. When I start using it again, I just add in 2 1/4
teaspoons dry active yeast when I feed my starter. It has always come back to life.
If you do not use the fed starter to make bread you can pour it off and share it
with others. When making bread feed only one cup of starter.
Bread Starter need a boost? If your
starter is new or you think it is a little weak, you may
want to give it a boost by adding a package of yeast
when you make your bread dough or when feeding
your starter. 1 package dry yeast = 2 ¼ teaspoons dry
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