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Donna German's Sourdough Starter


Learn how to make a sourdough starter with this simple recipe that's easy to understand.













Low Fat, Fat-Free, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium


473 ml water
or milk, lukewarm
473 ml bread
or unbleached all purpose flour
13 ml yeast, active dry


Mix together in a glass or plastic bowl the above ingredients. Do not use metal utensils. Cover the bowl with a tight fitting lid and allow to sit in a warm, draft-free location for 4 to 7 days, gently stirring once a day.

You may use your starter after 4 days.

To use your starter, simply remove the amount called for in the recipe and add to the other ingredients. Replace the amount removed with equal amounts of water/milk and bread/unbleached all purpose flour.

After feeding your starter, leave on counter for 24 hours. At the end of that period you may refrigerate your starter. You must refeed at least once every 7 days. If you do not plan to use it, then take one cup out and throw away and feed.

If you will be away on vacation you may freeze your starter, thaw it in the refrigerator upon your return. As soon as it is thawed, remove at least one cup and feed as above.

Alternate feedings, one week with milk, the next with water.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 484g (17.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2914% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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