Sourdough - Starter Culture
What is a sourdough Starter?
A sourdough starter is a mixture of flour and water that is used to make sourdough bread. It is made by combining equal parts of flour and water, which is left to ferment over several days. The starter is then used in place of store-bought yeast to leaven bread dough. The starter also adds flavor, texture, and a unique aroma to the bread. Sourdough bread is made by combining the starter with flour, salt, and water to form a dough. The dough is then kneaded, shaped, and left to rise. After the bread is baked, the starter is used again for the next batch of bread.
The benefits of using Symbiota's sourdough starter?
Symbiota's sourdough starter is mature and many years old. This increases the depth of flavour and the diversity of probiotic bacteria in comparison to newly created starters. Our already live, active and well-nourished starter takes all the hassle and guesswork of trying to get one started at home. Once you receive your starter, feed it a couple of times per day and it will be ready to bake within a 1-3 days. Once you have baked with it, you can place it in the fridge to lessen feeding times.
What do I receive in my sourdough starter purchase?
4-6 heaped TBS of Live sourdough starter or the equivalent in dried
Instructions and recipe
Alternatively, check out our Starter Sourdough Kit with everything you need to get started. These make wonderful gifts!
Please use an urban address where possible.
Live cultures are couriered out on Mondays & Tuesdays.