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Sourdough Bread Starter Recipe

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This recipe for Sourdough Bread Starter, by , is from Cooking With The Cousins, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

ReneÚ Bowers Bundy
Added: Saturday, May 3, 2008


1 pkg. dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water

1 medium potato
3 1/2 c. water

1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar


Soften yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.

Wash, peel and boil potato in 3 1/2 cups water.

Drain (save the water) and mash potato.

Add sugar and salt to saved potato water. Set aside and let cool until lukewarm.

Add yeast and cooled cooked potato to water mixture.

Put in jar in a warm place overnight.

Refrigerate next morning for 24 hours.

Take out 1 cup of starter and use to make bread or discard. Feed starter in jar.

Editor's Note: See Ruby Bundy's recipe (in this cookbook) for Sourdough Bread for instructions about feeding starter.




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