Sourdough Starter Recipe

If you haven’t inherited a Sourdough Starter or bought ours you can start a sourdough culture from scratch using our Sourdough Starter Recipe.

This is a great thing to do with the kids, they can have their very own pet monster to feed.

Once you’ve made your sourdough culture the most important thing to do is name it, ours is called “the monster”, you can call it what you like; “Mother”, “Belcher”, “Tom”, whatever you feel like. Have fun with it.

When you have followed our sourdough starter recipe you will need our recipes for sourdough bread and feeding a sourdough starter.

Knead help with your Sourdough Starter or sourdough bread, take a look at Sourdough Nation


  • 75g flour

  • 75g water


  1. Find a suitable container to house your sourdough starter, a kilner jar is good

  2. Clean it and weigh it while it's empty, noting the weight on an address label or tag (this saves you having to keep emptying and cleaning the jar)

  3. Weigh the flour and warm water into the jar and stir

  4. Leave your jar in a prominent and warm place

  5. Each day for a week repeat the process, feeding the sourdough starter with 75g of flour and 75g water and stirring well

  6. After about 5 days you'll notice bubbles in the starter, you can use the culture at this stage, but it will be slow and weak