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Can be made ahead of time.
This can be used in the construction of just about any yeast bread—strike that—any yeast bread.
In the carafe of a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend for 10 seconds, or until smooth. Pour the mixture into a clean, quart-sized glass jar. Barely screw on the lid—gasses need to be able to escape. Skip this step and there’ll be broken glass to pick up later.
Stash the jar in a warm (80° to 85°F would be nice) place for 24 hours. Use right away or feed it another cup of warm water mixed with a cup of flour and stash it in the refrigerator. Every time you use a cup of culture, feed the starter a cup of water and flour.
Ways to keep a starter warm: A screened-in porch in summer would be perfect. If you don’t have one, park the jar under a desk lamp, or wrap a heating pad set to low around the jar, secured with a rubber band or two.
Nutritional information is based on the entire recipe.