Sourdough Starter

April 23, 2013Sew White

I don’t know why but I was so scared to make sourdough. I’m not patient and having to wait for a few days to make some bread seemed very silly. After seeing Paul Hollywood’s bread programme wen he made it, I was surprised at just how easy it was.

Ingredients – 250g strong white flour, 6 grapes and 250ml of water.

I cut up the grapes in to quarters so it would be easy to pull them out when using and refreshing the sourdough later on.

Sew White sourdough starter 1

The first step in sourdough was completed in about 5 minutes. Why had no one said it was this easy to start!

Sew White sourdough starter 2

Every 3 days I refreshed it. I decided to take out the old grapes each time and add 3 new ones, after the initial 6, to keep it going. My kitchen is pretty cool so it needed a little extra help. I also found giving it a quick stir everyday helped it a lot.

Sew White sourdough starter 3

After 3 days this is what it looked like inside the jar.
The smell was gorgeous sort of vinegary and wheaty. 

Sew White sourdough starter 4

The feeding and looking after of the sourdough is addictive. I’m always checking my dough and seeing how it’s going.

What I made with the sourdough starter on the next blog post coming soon x


  • Lindsay

    April 23, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I cheated a little with my sourdough. My husband bought me a bread baking kit from Hobbs House for my birthday last year, almost 10 months later and it’s still going strong! I love it, but I sometimes find it difficult to time it around work etc.

    1. SewWhite

      April 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

      Nice present! I’m very jealous 🙂

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