Sourdough Starter

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2005, America's Test Kitchen TV

    

Making a starter requires time but very little effort. And once it’s established, it opens up a whole new universe of homemade breads with sourdough’s trademark tang.

SERVESMakes 1 starter

TIME35 minutes, plus daily restings until mature

Sourdough Starter

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

by Andrew Janjigian
 The key difference between this starter and most others is scale. Typical formulas start with several cups of flour, and you might churn through a few pounds before you can bake a single loaf of bread; this starter tak...

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