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How To Make The Best Sourdough Starter Consistency For Perfect Bread Each Time

Best Sourdough Starter Recipe

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Learning how to make a sourdough starter step by step is great for those who wish to make sourdough bread often. After feeding the starter for five days, you can use it to make a tangy sourdough loaf.

  • Total Time: 72 hrs


  • 810 tbsp Doves Farm Organic Wholemeal Spelt Flour
  • 810 tbsp tepid water


  1. On the first day, put one tablespoon of flour and one tablespoon of water into a 500ml glass bottle and mix them together.
  2. Wet a clean tea towel, squeeze out the water and lay it over the bowl, leaving it in a warm place for about 12 hours.
  3. After the 12 hours are over, add another tablespoon of flour and another of water, mix them together and cover with a damp tea towel, leaving it for another 12 hours.
  4. On day two, or 24 hours after beginning your starter, stir in a third tablespoon of flour with a third spoon of water, stirring to mix then cover it again with the damp tea towel and leave it in a warm place for 12 hours.
  5. For the second feed of day two, add a tablespoon of flour, and another with water, stir to mix then cover with a damp tea towel leaving it in a warm place for another 12 hours.
  6. On the first feed of day three increase the feed by adding two tablespoons of flour and two of water then stir to mix. Re-dampen the tea towel if needed, cover the bowl and let it sit in a warm place for 12 hours.
  7. On the second feed of day three, add two tablespoons of flour and another two of water. Combine and leave it to rest for 12 hours.
  8. At this point your starter should become bubbly and ready to create your ferment. If the starter hasn’t started to show bubbles yet, don’t panic. Repeat the 12-hour flour and water feeding routine, ensuring that the starter is constantly kept in a warm place.
  • Author: Natasha Krajnc
  • Prep Time: 72 hrs