Sourdough Starter - Zakwas na Chleb - Recipe #102

We are going to bake a traditional Polish bread and we will need a sourdough starter for the recipe. In this movie I am showing you how I am preparing sourdough starter at home. I hope you will join me in baking sourdough bread at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of rye flour 
  • 1/2 cup of lukewarm water

Instructions:

  1. Transfer flour and water into a glass jar (at least 500 ml) and mix well. Cover lightly and set in a warm place for 12 hours.
  2. After 12 hours add  1/4 cup of rye flour and 1/4 cup of lukewarm water, stir and cover lightly.
  3. Let stand for 24 hours. Now every 24 hour you going to add 2 tbs of flour and 2 tbs of lukewarm water to feed your starter. It is ready to bake a bread after a week.
  4. At that time you can use it or cover tightly and store in the refrigerator. You need to feed it once a week if kept in the refrigerator.
  5. To use remove from the refrigerator and feed 3 times , every 12 hours before baking bread.
  6. Always feed your starter after using it for baking a bread.

Enjoy!