Below is the white starter recipe we use at Bourke Street Bakery, however any of the ingredients mentioned would be fine to add to this recipe. We would advocate using some ripe organic grapes. Use two clean plastic buckets or bowls to mix the starter.
Genesis — work on a ratio of 50% water and 50% flour to starter. Use a clean bucket and place in it
First feed — the total weight of the starter is now
Second feed — the total weight of the starter is now
Third feed — the total weight of the starter is now
At this stage you need to discard some of the starter, otherwise you will end up with too much starter that is not active enough to use. On day five the total weight of the starter will be
After the first five days you need to repeat the same first, second and third feeds for a total of three weeks (see weekly feeding schedule). On week four you need to increase the feeds so that the starter is ready to use in a dough (see final feeding schedule).
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