Herman Sourdough Starter Recipe

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  1. In a large glass or plastic container, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir in the flour and sugar, mix until smooth. (DO NOT USE A METAL SPOON)! Cover loosely and store in a warm place overnight.
  2. The next day, stir and refrigerate.
  3. Stir once each day for the next four days. On the fifth day, stir, then divide in half. Give half away with feeding instructions.
  4. Feed starter with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Cover and place in refrigerator. Stir once each day for next four days.
  5. On the tenth day feed again with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk. Return to refrigerator and stir once each day for the next four days.
  6. On the fifteenth day it is ready to be used for baking. Reserve one cup of the starter in the refrigerator and continue to follow the stir and feed cycle (Stir once a day for four days, stir and feed on the fifth day, ready for use on the tenth day.)
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 649.84 Kcal (2721 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.43g 2%
Cholesterol 2.45mg 1%
Sodium 58.22mg 2%
Potassium 347.09mg 7%
Total Carbs 139.55g 47%
Sugars 42.88g 172%
Dietary Fiber 4.36g 17%
Protein 17.08g 34%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 181.1mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 160.16 Kcal (671 kJ)
Calories from fat 3.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.35g 2%
Cholesterol 0.6mg 1%
Sodium 14.35mg 2%
Potassium 85.54mg 7%
Total Carbs 34.39g 47%
Sugars 10.57g 172%
Dietary Fiber 1.07g 17%
Protein 4.21g 34%
Iron 0.3mg 7%
Calcium 44.6mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.3
  • 17

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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