Sourdough Starter Liquid: Get Rid of the Sourdough Starter Hooch

Have you ever wondered where the liquid on top of your sourdough starter has come from? That liquid is called hooch, and if you’re an avid sourdough baker you probably know what I’m talking about. Before you fight the hooch, you have to understand the sourdough starter liquid’s existence. I’ll be sharing everything I know…

How Soon After Feeding Sourdough Starter Can I Use it (Simple Guide)

There are a variety of ways to feed, maintain and use your sourdough starter. An active starter is known to produce the perfect rise when baking sourdough bread. Once the sourdough starter rises, that’s when we should question when it is the right time to use our starter in your bread recipe. As you know,…

How Long Does Sourdough Starter Last? (The Secret is in the Fridge)

Maintaining a sourdough starter through times where you don’t plan to bake, can be quite unnecessary and a waste of flour. Learning how to store sourdough starter properly can further assist your future plans of sourdough baking in no time, without having to commit to baking every single day. Before making sourdough bread first you…

Liquid on Top of Sourdough Starter – Should I Restart My Starter

During the process of making sourdough bread and feeding your sourdough starter, you may have noticed a little liquid collecting along with your starter. This sourdough starter liquid is called hooch, and this normally occurs once your starter has consumed all of its available food. It may seem like the flour and water have dispersed.…

Want to Substitute Sourdough Starter for Yeast? Here’s How!

When completely altering your bread choices and choosing sourdough bread, this would mean that you would have to stick to natural sourdough starter, and completely eliminate commercial yeast. But have you ever wondered whether you can sneak a few spoonful’s of yeast into your starter? The answer to substituting sourdough starter for yeast is, yes…

How to Store Sourdough Starter: Tips for Keeping for a Long Time

When you need a little break from baking, you’ll need to remember that you’re in possession of an active starter,. And in order to temporarily place these live bacteria on snooze, your sourdough starter will have to acquire the best storage method to remain alive. Long term storage in a plastic container at room temperature…

How to Make the Best Sourdough Starter Consistency for Perfect Bread Each Time

Leaving your starter to fend for itself during the first few days might not always be the smartest of ideas. We get it, a sourdough starter needs its alone time, but that does not eliminate its need to be checked on every now and then. A common problem many bakers find themselves facing is an…

How to preserve your sourdough starter when on vacation

I’ve been there too. Dear reader, worry no more. Sourdough starter is one of the most resilient/intelligent things you will meet in your life. Well, it might not be able to survive 96 month without food like human fish do, but hey, two or six weeks (or months) is great too, right? How to preserve…