|½ cup||Warm Water|
|1 pkg||Active Dry Yeast|
|2 cups||Warm Water|
Combine 1/2 cup water (85-90 degrees) with yeast in a small glass or plastic bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes or until foamy. In a glass or plastic bowl, use a wooden or plastic spoon to mix dissolved yeast mixture with 2 cups of warm water and flour. Cover container with plastic wrap and place in a warm, draft-free area for 24 hours. Stir at least twice during this time period. Starter should be slightly bubbly and give off a delicious sour, yeasty aroma. The consistency will be that of a light pancake batter. Cover container and let stand in refrigerator for 24 hours before using.
This recipe will make your sourdough starter, and from this starter you will create your sourdough batter. The leftover starter may be continuously fed for months and years. Like a fine red wine, it just gets better with age.