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Herman Starter

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recipe is ready in 2-5 hrs time: 2-5 hrs

serves/makes:   2 cups


recipe id: 35920

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1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk


Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water; let stand 5 minutes. Combine next 4 ingredients in a medium-size nonmetal bowl. Add yeast mixture, and mix well. Cover loosely with cheesecloth and let stand in a warm place (80 to 85 degrees) for 72 hours, stirring 2 to 3 times daily. Place fermented mixture in refrigerator, and stir daily; use within 11 days.

To use, remove sourdough starter from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour.

Stir well, and measure amount of starter needed for recipe. Replenish remaining starter with Herman Food, and use within 2 to 14 days, stirring daily. When sourdough starter is used again, repeat above procedure for using and replenishing starter.


Stir all ingredients into remaining sourdough starter and refrigerate. NOTE: Herman Sourdough Starter may be frozen. Before using, let thaw at room temperature until mixture is bubbly (about 5 hours).


517 calories, 3 grams fat, 109 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams protein per 1/2 cup. This recipe is low in fat.
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