Creating a Sourdough Starter (Part 1)

I’ve had a number of folks ask “How do you create a sourdough starter?” I thought it might be fun to create a new starter and document the process. You can follow along with this thread and start your own if you so desire. There are many ways to create a sourdough starter….this is one way.


  • 250g Strong (Bread) flour
  • Organic Apple – Grated with skin avoiding the core
  • 180ml/g Water


  1. Weigh out the flour
  2. Grate the apple avoiding the core. I used an organic apple to avoid all the “additives” (pesticides et al) that are present in non-organic fruit
  3. Add the water and mix the dough together thoroughly.
  4. Transfer to a closed container marking where the dough is at this moment (See pic at beginning of this post.)
  5. Now we wait for 3 days to allow the mixture to begin to ferment!

It is just that simple. Now to let nature do it’s thing….

Published by Jim Hayden

Enterprise Transformation Consultant by day; Baker by night! Learning all the time! Iterative and incremental improvement always!

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