Cookbook:Yeast (homemade)

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Homemade Yeast

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups water

Procedures[edit | edit source]

  • Before doing this recipe make sure you have lukewarm sterilized water.
    • fill a whistling tea kettle with water
    • boil until it whistles for one minute
    • let cool overnight still in the kettle
  • Mix 1/2 cup tea kettle water with 1/2 cup flour in a plastic bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with a dish towel in a warm place (70s degrees f) and place in an open, clean spot on the counter to catch wild yeast floating in the air.
  • re-do the tea kettle process for the next day (every single day in fact)
  • day 2, add 1/2 cup flour to the mix and enough water to make it like a thick pancake batter. It should have had a few bubbles on the surface before you fed the mix.
  • day 3, it should have a lot of bubbles all over coming up from deep inside. Feed it again with 1/2 cup flour and water from tea kettle.
  • day 4+, start making bread with it and feed it again with flour and water.
    • if you didn't have a lot of bubbles you may need to wait a few more days or start all over with a clean bowl.