Gluten Free Sour Dough Starter

Yes, it works!

Sour dough starter is one of the easiest and best things you can grow. It is a bit like a child and needs to be fed and cared for, but if you can add a quick 30 second feeding into your weekly routine it is well worth the work.

So how do you start? Basically, you have to grow the starter from infancy.

They way it works is

Day 1: make the base by vigorously mixing 3/4 gluten free flour and1/2 cup warm water together and let it sit in a warm spot for about a day.

Day 2: You should see small bubbles in the mixture, these are signs of life. You need to repeat the feeding by adding in 3/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup water and mixing vigorously.

Day 3: Remove half of the starter and feed it once again with the same amounts of water and flour as before.

Repeat the steps for day 3 for a few more days. At a certain point, you should notice that within a few hours of feeding the starter has nearly doubled in size, that’s how you know it is ready.

Store in the fridge until a day or two before you want to use it. Then, about 3 hours before you want to make your dough, feed the starter. It works best when used just a few hours after feeding.

IMPORTANT: You must feed the starter each week or it will die. How to feed it? Take the starter out of the fridge, remove half of the starter and give it to a friend. Then, add in 3/4 flour and 1/2 cup water and let it sit on the counter for 3-4 hours before returning it to the fridge.