Making your own sourdough starter is a fun and rewarding way to get in touch with your inner homesteader. With just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can capture and cultivate wild yeast, and be the proud owner of a colony of wild yeast!
The first step is to gather your materials. You will need two jars, some flour, water, a chopstick, a cloth, and a rubber band. Once you have all of your materials, you are ready to begin.
The first step is to mix the flour and water together in one of the jars. Stir the mixture with the chopstick until it is a thick paste. Then, cover the jar with the cloth and secure it with the rubber band. This will allow air to flow in and out of the jar, while keeping out any unwanted contaminants.
Next, place the jar in a warm spot for about three days. During this time, wild yeast will begin to grow in the mixture. After three days, you should see bubbles forming on the surface of the mixture. This is a sign that the wild yeast has taken hold and is beginning to grow.
Once the wild yeast has taken hold, you can transfer the mixture to the second jar and add more flour and water. This will help to feed the wild yeast and encourage it to grow. You should continue to feed the mixture with flour and water every few days. After about two weeks, your sourdough starter should be ready to use!
Making your own sourdough starter is an easy and rewarding way to get in touch with your inner homesteader. With just a few simple ingredients and tools, you can capture and cultivate wild yeast and be the proud owner of a colony of wild yeast! So why not give it a try?