How to Maintain Your “Sunshine” Starter

All sourdough begins with the starter. You can purchase the starter I use from my website here, or you can message me! Once you’ve revived your starter, you have to maintain it, feed it, give it water, and walk it daily (just kidding). Here are some simple step-by-step instructions on how to maintain your sourdough starter.

Step 1

Feed your sourdough starter when she’s hungry! The starter will not have any air bubbles, and will look flat or runny.

Feed one part starter to one part organic all purpose flour. Add enough filtered water to make a thick brownie-batter consistency. Mix well!

Step 2

Leave the lid on loosely with the jar at room temperature. The warmer the room, the quicker it will rise.

Step 3

The starter can take at least 3 hours to start bubbling. Wait for it to double.

Step 4

Once the starter had doubled, close the lid and store the starter in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

Feed it at least once a week with the same process. Store as little as a tablespoon or more as needed.