This step by step process of how to make a sourdough bread starter with flour, water and patience can create something that can be used for years to come. A sourdough starter has complex and unique flavor that comes from the culture of friendly bacteria that a homesteader keeps alive and thriving by feeding it water and flour on a regular basis. When mixed with a larger quantity of water, flour, and salt, and left to ferment, these microorganisms act as a leavening agent that will make the dough rise.
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you may want to try creating your own sourdough starter from scratch.
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