Sourdough Starter

by | Feb 11, 2022 | Breads

"All you need is flour, water, and a jar to bake sourdough like a pro"


Sourdough Starter

2 Simple ingredients and 1-2 weeks is all you need!
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 14 days
Course bread
Cuisine bread


  • 1/4 c flour can be any type
  • 1/4 c water


  • Mix flour and water in a glass jar.
  • Cover with cloth or loose lid for 12 hours in a warm space.
  • Stir mixture and remove half of the volume.
  • Repeat the process twice a day until starter is bubbly; check readiness by spooning a small amount into a bowl of water. If it floats, it's ready!


If starter doesn't rise and bubble, try adding rye flour or whole wheat to boost the process.
Keyword sourdough, sourdough starter, starter
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  1. Bethany

    5 stars
    I just started my starter yesterday and everything is going well so far, but I was wondering if you have anything written up on how to maintain the starter long term?
    I also don’t know how often I will be using it and I’ve heard of people putting them in the fridge? What would be the maintenance then?
    Thank you so much!!

    • Jamie Allar

      Hi Bethany,
      I’m glad to hear the starter is working for you! When I go on a break from baking with my active sourdough, I simply place the starter in a covered jar and place in the refrigerator. When I want to bake again, I’ll take it out and place the jar on the counter for a couple of hours, and then begin the feeding process again. For even longer-term storage, there are options to dry and freeze your starter; however, I have not done this myself. A good resource is Happy baking!