How to make a Raw Potato Bread Starter for sour dough bread.
Raw Potato Starter out of my favorite Bread Book
1 cup of warm water
1 cup of all-purpose Flour
1 tsp each of salt an Sugar
1 med potato, peeled and grated
In a 2 cup measure, mix together the water, flour, salt and sugar, add in the grated potato
Put in Jar with room to expand, I used a glass bowl, cover with cheese cloth and let it go in a warm place for 24 hours, then stir and cover with a plate lid, they said it would take 2 to 3 days to become light and foamy and have that sour smell..
for me it was two days.. Pour the fermented starter into a glass jar with lid and store in fridge, let it ripen until you have a clear liquid collects on the top of the mixture, again this only took 48 hours for mine to do so, perhaps because I made it with homegrown spud, perhaps it takes longer with store-bought?
Sourdough Potato Bread Recipe
1 cup of raw Potato Starter
1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1 cup water
1 cup of cold leftover mash potatoes. or half a cup of instant mashed flakes
Make this the night before and let it sit, it will be ready in the morning.. it should have a yeasty, slightly sour smell and look just a bit puffy
1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup of Dry milk or buttermilk powder
3 to 4 cups flour
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp of salt
Make like normal, Rise twice, bake at 375 for 45 min, make sure you allow the bread to cool before slicing, it’s a wonderful sandwich or toast bread.
That looks delicious! I have tried making bread before, but somehow can’t get it to rise….
Can’t get it to rise? Hmmm interesting, normally that is yeast issue and there can be a few reasons for it.. hey that’s a great idea of a post at some point 🙂 Trouble shoot yeast and bread rise.
This is it? I do not have to make sour dough to make the bread?
hi kim, you are making a yeast starter from the potato, then making large amount of starter, then making the loaf of bread. There are a couple ways to “create a sour dough starter” this is one of them