A starter good for any sourdough recipe
Makes 1 cup (236ml) starter every 3 days. (4 servings)
Printed from Allrecipes.com, Submitted by Becky Richardson
3 tablespoons (45ml) instant mashed potato flakes
3 tablespoons (45ml) white sugar
1 cup (236ml) warm water
2-1/4 teaspoons (12ml) active dry yeast
1. Combine instant potatoes, sugar, water, and yeast in a covered container. Let the starter sit on a counter for 5 days, stirring daily with a wooden spoon.
2. On the morning of the fifth day, feed the starter with 3 tablespoons (45ml) instant potatoes, 3 tablespoons (45ml) sugar, and 1 cup (236ml) warm water. In the evening, take out 1 cup (236ml) of the starter to use in a sourdough recipe. Refrigerate the remaining starter.
3. Every five days feed the starter 3 tablespoons (45ml) instant potatoes, 3 tablespoons (45ml) sugar and 1 cup (236ml) water. If starter is to be used in a recipe let the fed starter rest at room temperature 6 hours before use. If starter is not being used in a recipe, keep refrigerated and discard 1 cup (236ml) of starter after each feeding.
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