Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter

Make Delicious Whole Wheat Bread

Brand: Cultures for Health    Item Number: HM665


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.


In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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One of our favorite sourdough starter cultures, Whole Wheat Sourdough Starter is a Flemish-style starter made with organic whole wheat flour. It makes delicious whole grain bread. This sourdough starter is available as a dried culture. Dried sourdough starters are shelf-stable and do not have to be fed or cared for immediately. After activated, for best results, we recommend feeding your sourdough culture weekly. Dried sourdough starters can be ready to create baked goods within 3 or 5 days.


Culture Use Re-culturable (Mother Culture)
Culture Use Re-culturable (Mother Culture)

Use Instructions

Activating the Starter

  • Add packet of starter to 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour and 1 tablespoon of room temperature water in a quart-size glass jar and stir thoroughly. Cover the jar with a coffee filter or breathable material secured with a rubber band and culture in a warm place (70-85°F) for 12-24 hours.
  • After 12-24 hours, feed the starter with an additional 2 tablespoons of flour and 2 tablespoons water. Stir vigorously. Your starter should have the consistency of pancake batter, and you may need to add more flour or water.
  • After 12-24 hours, feed the starter with an additional ¼ cup of flour and ¼ cup water. Stir vigorously.
  • After another 12-24 hours, feed the starter with an additional ½ cup of flour and ½ cup water. Stir vigorously.
  • After 12-24 hours, discard down to ½ cup starter and then feed the starter with ½ cup water and 1 cup flour. Repeat for 3-7 days, until the starter has the consistency of pancake batter and is bubbling regularly within a few hours of feeding.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.02 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 5"W x 1"H


Fairly easy, and delicious!

I found the instructions were missing some key parts -- for instance, they don't explain why I have to keep discarding all but 1/2 cup of starter, or that I could use it for other recipes, so I wasted more than I should have. My first loaf turned out really flat, probably because I didn't knead it enough, so I will knead it more next time. But the flavor is delicious and mild, and it makes absolutely fabulous pancakes! I can't wait to try my hand at making another loaf!

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