Mix together 1 pkg. dry yeast, 1/2 C. warm water and 2 Tbsp. sugar.  Allow yeast to soften.

Mix together 2 C. warm water and 2 1/2 C flour.

Combine the two mixtures and place in a gallon jar.  Over with cheesecloth and fasten with a rubber band.  Keep at room temp. for 5 days, stirring each day.

On the fifth day, if starter is foamy and has a yeast aroma, feed with 3/4 C. sugar, 3 Tbsp. instant potato flakes and 1 C. warm water.  Feed starter with the same ingredients each time a cup of starter is removed.

Bread Machine Sourdough

  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C sourdough starter
  • 3/4 C. warm water
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 3 C. bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast

Put ingredients in bread machine, in order listed.  Mix and bake according to machine instructions.  To make rolls, use dough setting on bread machine.  When dough is done, remove from machine and form balls.  Place balls in 9×13 cake pan and allow to rise.  Bake for 30 minutes.


Submitted by Dani Tompkins