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Einkorn Sourdough Starter

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Einkorn Sourdough Starter
Here is an easy way to convert your sourdough starter to an einkorn sourdough starter. You might want to have two starters, one for einkorn and one for regular sourdough and you can always  dehydrate them so you'll always have more starter.

You can use Einkorn All-Purpose Flour or Einkorn Whole Wheat Flour to make an einkorn sourdough starter and for more information see the *note below.
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  1. Gather ingredients and a jar that is large enough for your starter to expand and grow.
    Gather ingredients and a jar that is large enough for your starter to expand and grow.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of sourdough starter into your jar.
    Place 1 tablespoon of sourdough starter into your jar.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of water to the jar
    Add 1/4 cup of water to the jar
  4. Add 1/2 cup einkorn flour to jar and mix all the ingredients until all the flour is combined.
    Add 1/2 cup einkorn flour to jar and mix all the ingredients until all the flour is combined.
  5. Seal the jar with a lid and let it ferment for 6 - 8 hours.
    Seal the jar with a lid and let it ferment for 6 - 8 hours.
  6. Remove and discard all but 1/4 cup of your starter. Add 1/2 cup flour to your jar and 1/4 cup water stir well to combine all the flour and let sit for another 6- 8 hours. Continue doing this step two more times or until your starter is bubbly and you see tiny pin size holes in your starter and bigger holes on top. Then it is ready to bake with or to store in the refrigerator. (This picture is a starter fed with Einkorn Whole Wheat Flour.)
    Remove and discard all but 1/4 cup of your starter. Add 1/2 cup flour to your jar and 1/4 cup water stir well to combine all the flour and let sit for another 6- 8 hours. Continue doing this step two more times or until your starter is bubbly and you see tiny pin size holes in your starter and bigger holes on top. Then it is ready to bake with or to store in the refrigerator. (This picture is a starter fed with Einkorn Whole Wheat Flour.)
  7. Feed your starter once a week, 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 cup water to 1/4 cup of starter. Keep this ratio to make sure your starter will be bubbly. If you have more starter to flour and water the starter will eat all the food and won't be bubbly. (This picture is showing and einkorn starter made with Einkorn All-Purpose Flour)
    Feed your starter once a week, 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 cup water to 1/4 cup of starter. Keep this ratio to make sure your starter will be bubbly. If you have more starter to flour and water the starter will eat all the food and won't be bubbly. (This picture is showing and einkorn starter made with Einkorn All-Purpose Flour)
  8. When you ready to bake bread take your starter from the fridge and feed your 1/4 cup starter, (discard if you have more starter than this) then add 1/2 cup flour to your jar; add a 1/4 cup water; stir well to combine until all the flour is incorporated and let sit for another 6- 8 hours until bubbly. If it's not bubbly then feed it again (ratios above) every 6-8 hours until it's bubbly. If your keeping your starter in the fridge then feed it once a week the ratio above. This will ensure that it will stay healthy and bubbly and you'll only have to feed it once before your bake with it.
    When you ready to bake bread take your starter from the fridge and feed your 1/4 cup starter, (discard if you have more starter than this) then add 1/2 cup flour to your jar; add a 1/4 cup water; stir well to combine until all the flour is incorporated and let sit for another 6- 8 hours until bubbly. If it's not bubbly then feed it again (ratios above) every 6-8 hours until it's bubbly. If your keeping your starter in the fridge then feed it once a week the ratio above. This will ensure that it will stay healthy and bubbly and you'll only have to feed it once before your bake with it.
Recipe Notes

You can use Einkorn All-Purpose Flour or Einkorn Whole Wheat Flour to feed your starter. They both work equally well to  rise your sourdough bread. The Einkorn Whole Wheat Flour will be more bubbly since it contains more minerals than Einkorn All-Purpose Flour. A whole wheat starter will ferment faster than Einkorn All-Purpose Flour and is more thirsty (give it an extra tablespoon of water if your starter is too thick) but they both work really well to make your bread. My recipes use Einkorn All-Purpose Flour to make the bread since it makes for a lighter, fluffier, and higher rising loaf.

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