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Basic Sourdough Starter (With Potato)



Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


1 large potatoes
baking, cubed
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tablespoon yeast, active dry
1 teaspoon sugar


Cook potato in water to cover until tender.

Pour off liquid to measure 1 cup saving potato for other use.

Let potato water cook to lukewarm.

In a glass or ceramic bowl that has been scalded, place flour, yeast and sugar; add lukewarm potato water and stir in well.

Cover with plastic wrap and pierce with fork to release gases.

Place in a warm, draft-free location at an even 85F for 2 days; stir several times daily.

(do not let sourdough starter rise above 95F because higher temp are favorable to less desireable microorganisms) Refrigerate until ready to use.

Replenish with one cup flour and ¾ cup water and let stand overnight or 12 hrs in a warm location before refrigerating again.

When replenishing, add lukewarm water with flour.

Starter should be at room temp when using in recipes, always after having stood 12 hrs from addition of replenishing flour and water.

At least 1 cup should remain to refrigerate.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 135g (4.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 4883% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 34%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 38%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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