Potato Sour Dough Starter

Course Breads: Breads and Starters
Servings 3 ½ cups

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Starter Food

Starter Food

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
  • 1 cup warm water

Instructions

  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir in warm water. Cover with plastic wrap; pierce wrap 4-5 times. Refrigerate 3-5 days.
  • Remove starter from refrigerator; let starter stand at room temperature 1 hour.
  • Stir well. Remove 1 cup starter; use in a recipe or give to a friend.
  • Prepare 1 recipe Starter Food, and stir into remaining starter; let stand, uncovered, 8-12 hours. Cover with plastic wrap; pierce wrap 4-5 times. Refrigerate 4-5 days. Repeat 3 times. Use all or discard after 4 feedings.

Starter Food

  • Combine all ingredients, and use to feed starter as directed.