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Herman the Sourdough Starter

Author Tracy


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of active yeast or 1 package


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl, cover and let stand overnight in a warm place. Don't cover too tightly (we just drape with a tea cloth / towel)
  • The next day, refrigerate covered, but stir daily. Five days later, measure out 1 cup of Herman for yourself, and the rest can be given to a friend! Now it's time to feed Herman.


  • Stir these ingredients into 1 cup Herman.  Keep refrigerated covered.
  • On the 5th day, feed Herman again.  Stir. Refrigerate. Cover.  Stir everyday.
  • On the 10th day, measure out 1 cup of Herman to give away to a friend.  As long as you have at least 1/2 cup of Herman, you can give it away and / or bake your heart away!