One of the things I picked up from King Arthur Flours was a batch of their fresh sourdough starter, so last night I started starting it, and Justin & I videotaped it in 3 parts for your curious viewing pleasure.
Sourdough breads are made with a starter, meaning a little batch of “dough” that has been allowed to ferment for a period of time. These starters can travel generations, through hundreds of thousands of hands, meaning that when it arrives in my kitchen it already has its own history.
Starter is a living being. It consists of flour and water and wild yeast. It must be fed, like any living creature, only its diet is flour and water.