Today’s the day! I made sourdough pretzels with the discard from yesterday and fed the starter last night to make bread today. Since my recipe called for 1 cup of fed starter, you need to replenish your starter. I measured out the 1 cup and set it aside. Now I need to feed my starter to store it in the fridge.Print
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup warm water
- Add 1 cup of flour and ½ cup of warm water (if your water is heavily chlorinated or unfiltered, use bottled water) Chlorine retards the starter and can affect it.
- Stir then cover. Let this sit at room temperature until all bubbly (about 3-5 hours)
- Once bubbly, stir it again and pour it into a 2qrt glass jar and cover with your “holy” lid.
At this point you just put it in the fridge and feed it weekly. Keep tuned and I’ll ‘splain to you how to feed it weekly.
Now at anytime before the next feeding, if you notice a green/gray liquid forming on the top, it’s OK! This is ‘hooch’ or alcohol. It’s a GOOD THING! Simply stir it back in with a wooden spoon and put it back in the fridge.
So this time next week, I’ll post how to store your starter and do the weekly feedings.