Sourdough Starter – Day 8

January 30th, 2012  | Category: Bread

Sourdough Starter - Day 8

Look at that! Very exciting. There’s quite a significant rise today.

The sourdough starter rose by approximately an inch and a half.

If I get a similar result tomorrow, I’ll bake my first sourdough bread.

Sourdough Starter Bread - Day 8

Sourdough Starter Crust - Day 8



Recipe adapted from “Tartine Bread” by Chad Robertson


  • 150 grams (approximately 1 cup + 1 tablespoon) bread and whole wheat flour (%50-%50) blend
  • 125 grams (1/2 cup + 1 teaspoon) lukewarm water


  1. Remove crust and discard 80% of the sourdough starter.
  2. Add flour and water and mix until no lumps remain.
  3. Wipe the rim clean, cover with a clean cloth and place in a cool spot in your kitchen.
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  1. 1 - Candida on January 31st, 2012

    Doesn’t it break your heart to throw away such lovely starter with all that lovely yeast??? lol I’m following this novel with excitement, can’t wait to see the bread. [If it works, I’ll try to make one too!] 🙂

  2. 2 - Elian on January 31st, 2012

    Yay! Finally!
    Your patience has been rewarded!
    Can’t wait to see your first sourdough bread..

  3. 3 - joey on January 31st, 2012

    So exciting! I’ve been too scared to venture my own starter but you make it seem so neat and easy 🙂

  4. 4 - Sandy on January 31st, 2012

    How exciting! I love seeing your starter process/progress. I’ve been wanting to make Tartine’s sourdough since I got the book, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. You’ve totally inspired me to give it a go. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 - Ines on January 31st, 2012

    Come on! it’s good enough to make a bread already! Make a bread today!!!

  6. 6 - Lien on January 31st, 2012

    This looks great! i can’t wait to see the bread 🙂

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