Starter

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A traditional method of leavening bread dough requiring only a flour, water, and yeast mixture, which is allowed to ferment for varying periods depending on the type of bread being prepared. A starter may contain additional ingredients, such as milk, sugar, or honey, which speed the fermentation process. Some starters do not contain commercial yeast, but only flour and water and rely on airborne yeast for fermentation. This type of starter is perhaps the oldest method for preparing leavened breads.

The primary difference between making bread with a starter and making bread with the direct or straight yeast method (the method familiar to most home cooks) is that starter breads require much more time to prepare, but the flavor and texture of the bread is almost impossible to achieve with other leavening methods. The initial fermentation of the starter and the subsequent rising time of the dough contribute to the lengthier process. Some starters may be ready in a few hours, while sourdough starters may require several days of fermentation before the bread can actually be prepared.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 scoop
Calories502
Protein12g
Total Fat25g
Total Carbohydrates55g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars44g
Potassium581mg
Sodium180mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 scoop
Calories509
Protein11g
Total Fat26g
Total Carbohydrates57g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars39g
Potassium553mg
Sodium138mg
Cholesterol32mg
Serving Size1 scoop
Calories471
Protein12g
Total Fat19g
Total Carbohydrates62g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars44g
Potassium636mg
Sodium184mg
Cholesterol6mg

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