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Natural Yeast Starter


  • 1/4 cup flour wheat, spelt, rye... any type works
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Mix flour and water together in a quart jar.
  • Cover with a cheesecloth.
  • Leave mixture on the counter for 24 hours.
  • After 24 hours, add another 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 cup water to the mixture.
  • Leave on the counter for another 24 hours.
  • Continue this process until the start becomes bubbly.
  • After you see bubbles continue to feed for two more days and leave on the counter.
  • This process should take about a week.
  • Your start is now ready to use. If you are not ready to use it, simply cover with a lid and put in the fridge.
  • Make sure to feed your start at least once a week, and after every use. I like to feed mine the day before I plan to use it, to guarantee it is nice and bubbly.