05 Sep Gluten Free Sourdough Starter
Update: I’ve changed this recipe several times so if you’re using one of the older versions and like it, please feel free to do that. My sourdough starter is currently made with 1 part brown rice flour, 1 part light buckwheat flour and 2 parts water (measured in weight) since I’ve found that it makes great bread.
I was in Zell am See(a village in the Alps) in Austria this weekend and therefore I haven’t had time to make a new post until now. Last time I was in Zell am See was 10 years ago and it was during the winter so I was surprised to see how beautiful it was in the summer. It was so green and you could see the massive mountains everywhere, some mountain tops was even covered in snow! There are also some photos from Zell am See at the end of this post.
Lately I’ve been experimenting with gluten free sourdough starters/bread and the results are amazing. Today I’m posting a recipe/instructions for a “Gluten free buckwheat sourdough starter” and I’m planning on posting a recipe for sourdough bread in the near future.
When you’re making a sourdough starter I’d really recommend using organic ingredients. Usually I don’t write for example “organic apples” in my recipes but for a sourdough starter I think it’s essential. For this starter I’ve used organic dark buckwheat flour but you could try with other flours as well. Please let me know how your sourdough starter turned out if you used another gluten free flour/flour blend.
Some of you may be intimidated by kefir water. Kefir water?!? What is that? Where can I find it? What do I do? I’m gonna die… No, you wont. You can read all about it HERE and if you think it still sounds to intimidating you can replace the kefir water with 2 tbsp from a “ready” sourdough starter(gluten free of course) or just skip it, both the kefir water and the “ready” sourdough. It will take longer to grow that healthy and wonderful bacteria but it will work just as fine in the end.
(I finally made a video so that it’ll be easier to follow the instructions!)
Ingredients Instructions Notes It can be tricky to make a sourdough starter but don't give up! It's so worth it in the end.
It can be tricky to make a sourdough starter but don't give up! It's so worth it in the end.