How to make a Wild Yeast Starter

Author: DaNelle
How to obtain wild yeasts that live outdoors and turn them into a rising starter for breads.
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Instructions

  1. Day 1) Mix together 1/4 c. water & 1/4 c. flour. Pour into a clean mason jar and cover with a thin cloth & a rubber band. Place in a cool, shady place outside among greenery. (next to a tree or bush)
  2. Day 2) Add 1/4 c. water & 1/4 c. flour to the mixture. Place back outside.
  3. Day 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Repeat Day 2 instructions.
  4. Day 10) Add 1/4 c. water & 1/4 c. flour to the mixture, pour into clean jar & place INSIDE FRIDGE.
  5. Day 11,12, 13, 14, 15, 16) Add 1/4 c. water & 1/4 c. flour, pour into clean jar, & place back INSIDE FRIDGE.
  6. Day 17) It's ready to use in recipes!

Recipe Notes

*To have your starter constantly ready for recipes, feed your starter 1/4 c. water & 1/4 c. flour DAILY and place in new jar.
*To just keep it alive, but dormant, feed your starter feed your starter 1/4 c. water & 1/4 c. flour WEEKLY and place in new jar.
*You can use different types of wheat flour to make your homemade bread, but for an active, well-performing starter, hard red wheat flour is recommended. I use hard red wheat to feed my starter and then use hard white wheat, soft spring wheat, plain wheat flour from the store, freshly ground, spelt, einkorn -- really any kind of wheat to make any baked good I use yeast in.