How to Start a Sourdough Starter

Simplest Method:

Obtain a cup of starter from an active working sourdough pot. Even a “smidgen of a cup” of starter will get the busy little enzymes working to build up a bubbling sourdough pot. Dump starter in a jar or crock to be used as the sourdough pot. Add:

  • 2 cups rich potato water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Salt is omitted for it retards the action. Sugar is used to speed up the action – not to sweeten – and to brown the sourdough.


See Part 2 for instructions on how to make sourdough starter!