Sourdough Starter: The Beginning of Everything

Welcome to this new blog for RHC Women to chat about Sourdough baking (and other things). Feel free to comment about any post or start another line of conversation! This is our blog!

For this first post, let’s start at the very beginning. Everything sourdough begins with sourdough starter. Your baked goods will only turn out well with an active starter that has the power to rise bread. Unless of course, you are using sourdough discard for some other baked goods, but that would be getting ahead of the story.

There are lots and lots of posts on internet blogs about how to start, feed, and bake with sourdough starters. There are lots of grains and recipes you might use to make a starter. King Arthur flour has a good blog site that describes this process

Active sourdough starter will be bubbly and thick

So that it has the power to raise heavy bread dough.