Friday, March 2, 2012


When I was a young housewife in Indiana many, many, years ago, a family friend shared this recipe for a delicious sour dough bread starter using mashed potatoes.  Can be used to make great sour dough bread!
1 cup mashed potatoes
1 tbsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
3 cups lukewarm (98 degrees) water
Add a yeast cake, broken
1 tsp ginger (the first time you make this)

Mix together and allow to stand for 3 days before using.

Feed with the following every 3 to 5 days:
3 tablespoons instant potato flakes
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup warm water

Let sit out all day or night, then refrigerate.

Note: When you feed the dough, don't repeat the starter ingredients.

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