Recipe For Rye Sourdough Starter

This month The Food In Jars Mastery Challenge centres around fermentation. I decided to make a rye sourdough starter so I can experiment with new types of breads.

Rye Sourdough Starter
Rye Sourdough Starter
Head straight on to the Recipe For Rye Sourdough Starter ♥

How we approach life and what happens to us can make all the difference. Last Tuesday a fire blazed through the mountain above where we live. The biosphere has to burn for the fynbos to grow. We have got used to the fires and most times they do no damage to the houses on the mountain. The worst we experience is a lot of soot on our floors and in our pools. Not to sound blasé, but when our neighbours who live below us called Dave to say they were getting ready to evacuate I had a little chuckle. There is no way the fire could get to us and I have never been worried about that. However, the smoke was really bad at the top of the mountain and I sent a message to a friend to see if they were OK.

Today’s inspiration ♥ Recipe For Rye Sourdough Starter ♥ can be found on Lavender and Lime Click To Tweet

Her reply to me was that they were safe, and at their workshop. Their house had burnt down and they had managed to save themselves, the kidlet and the animals. Her partner woke up the next morning and told the world that he had all he needed right next to him!  My response to reading how they were looking forward to starting again made me realize something. We have a choice to make about how life affects us. I think that by focussing on what we have, we have it all! Alex will have lost his sourdough starter in the fire and so I have made him a new one. I am also looking forward to experimenting with the rye sourdough starter and sharing with you all the new loaves I make.

Rye Sourdough Starter

Click on the links for conversions and notes.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Recipe For Rye Sourdough Starter
 
When your starter is bubbly and lively you are ready to start making sourdough bread
All Rights Reserved:
Ingredients
  • 200g rye flour, divided
  • 400g water, divided
Method
day 1
  1. Place 50g of the flour and 100g of the water into a large glass bowl
  2. Mix together using a whisk and cover with clingfilm
  3. Leave to stand in a warm place for 24 hours
day 2
  1. Add 50g of the flour and 100g of the water to the starter mixture
  2. Whisk together, cover with clingfilm and leave to stand in a warm place for 24 hours
day 3
  1. Add 50g of the flour and 100g of the water to the starter mixture
  2. Whisk together, cover with clingfilm and leave to stand in a warm place for 24 hours
day 4
  1. Add 50g of the flour and 100g of the water to the starter mixture
  2. Whisk together, cover with clingfilm and leave to stand in a warm place for 24 hours
day 5
  1. Your starter should be nice and bubbly now
  2. If it is, you can start using it (transfer any left over to a sterilized airlock container
  3. If it isn't, leave to stand for a further 24 hours
day 6
  1. If your starter is not nice and bubbly, discard it (in the bin, not down the drain) and try again *
  2. If it is, you can start using it!
My Notes
* Your house might be too clean! Try using only hot soapy water to clean your kitchen for a week before trying again. Or, where you live is too polluted and the air has no natural yeasts floating around.

 

Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime November 17:

Lavender and Lime Signature
Top of Page

Rating: 5.0. From 1 vote.
Please wait...

8 thoughts on “Recipe For Rye Sourdough Starter

  1. Thank you for sharing this, Tandy. I have never made rye bread.

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. I will be making a full rye from my starter.

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  2. Oh wow more fires? 🙁 Sorry to hear that! That’s a really nice attitude to surviving a fire. I met the loveliest South African couple who lost everything and they had such a resilient and refreshing attitude.
    Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Cookie Time! Browned Butter Jam DropsMy Profile

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. It makes a huge difference to just have a good attitude.

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  3. Not sure if I could get used to fires burning around our area but you are so right it is how we decide to deal with things. Great directions for the starter.
    cheri sharing the blog ♥ Wild Rice Stuffing with Apple, Cranberry, Pecan and SausageMy Profile

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. It’s always scary when they happen but thankfully in our area we don’t experience much loss.

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...
  4. Not sure I’m cut out for working with starters. They do produce the most wonderful breads though.
    Have a super weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...
    1. They are so easy to work with but do require patience 🙂

      No votes yet.
      Please wait...

I would love to hear from you ♥

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Show some recipe ♥:  

CommentLuv badge