A Smaller Sourdough Starter
Over the years our Baker’s Hotline has received many, many inquiries about the possibility of maintaining a smaller sourdough starter as a way of reducing the amount of discard generated. With the help of microbiologist Debra Wink, we’ve developed this alternative sourdough starter feeding and maintenance program. If you’re happy with your regular maintenance routine and find ways of putting your sourdough starter discard to good use, there’s no need to change what you’re doing. But if you find yourself throwing out a lot of unused discard, this feeding method might be just what you’re looking for!