Updated: Apr 14, 2021
So obviously we are getting loads of attention due to our AMAZING Pizza Sourdough Bases in our DIY Pizza Kits. We were keen to create a blog detailing how to start a sourdough and maintain her. We have included pictures of the early stages in our development when we bought Jane Dough (Our Sourdough Starter) to life!!
Unlike some chefs I know not all of us are lucky enough to have a sourdough started passed down to us from a generation of bakers. Luckily making your own sourdough starter is as simple as mixing together flour and water. There is no magical chants, secret ingredients or crazy rituals involved. It just takes Patience (Which I don't have a lot of).
That's right ITS THAT EASY
What is a Sourdough Starter?
A Sourdough starter is a process of extracting wild yeast from your environment (the air and the flour) and culturing it to provide a leavening process in baking. The most efficient way of creating a starter is by mixing flour and water and let it sit for a few days.
After a few days you will start seeing bubbles on the surface indicating that the starter is slowly coming to life.