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How to make a Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Starter, What Is It and How to Make It. What did the pioneers and homesteaders do to make their bread rise before yeast was sold in little packets at the supermarket? Well a fermented sourdough starter made from flour and water, that captured the yeasts and beneficial bacteria in the environment, was used to leaven their bread. This was a valuable item on the homestead that was passed down for generations.