How to make Potato Starter

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

Sponge
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

Dough
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.

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4 Responses to How to make Potato Starter

  1. Silveryew says:

    That looks delicious! I have tried making bread before, but somehow can’t get it to rise….

  2. Kim says:

    This is it? I do not have to make sour dough to make the bread?

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