How To Obtain a Sourdough Starter
Making traditional sourdough bread and other baked goods is so easy! No special equipment is required, and only basic ingredients are necessary to get started: flour, water, and a sourdough starter. Obtaining a sourdough starter is not difficult, and there are options to fit everyone’s needs.
Obtain an Established Sourdough Starter
Option #1: Purchase a Sourdough Starter
Purchase an established sourdough starter from us! We carry several varieties of sourdough starter originating in different areas of the world, from Alaska to New Zealand. Each starter requires a specific type of flour for feeding, from white flour to rye to gluten-free brown rice flour. Take a look at our sourdough starter comparison chart to choose a starter that makes sense for you.
Option #2: Obtain a Sourdough Starter from Friends or Family
Ask around. You may be surprised at how many friends or family members keep a sourdough starter or at least know someone with a starter. Find a sourdough baker who is happy with his/her well-established starter and can give you some tips on how to best care for it.
The Benefits of Obtaining an Established Starter
Whether you purchase a starter or get one from a friend, there are definite advantages to using an established sourdough starter:
Create a Wild Sourdough Starter
Option #3: Capture Wild Yeast and Bacteria
If you'd rather create your own sourdough starter from wild yeast and bacteria, this method is a little less reliable, but may also produce suprisingly delicious results. Creating a wild starter requires some basic ingredients, equipment, and conditions.
Ingredients and Equipment:
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