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The Bake Starter
Prep Time
10 mins

When I’m ready to bake, I make a high hydration mixture by taking a small quantity of the fridge starter that I have ripened in a warm place.  I mix this with 1 part flour to 1 part water. When the bake starter is ripe, it is ready for use in baking 

Course: Bread
Cuisine: British
Author: elspeth
  • 50 g fridge starter in a ripe state
  • 100 g strong white flour
  • 65 g wholewheat flour
  • 165 g water
  1. Mix together and leave in a warm place until ripe.  It will be ripe when it has stopped rising and just starts to show signs of falling back down.  This normally takes 24 hours for me