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Sourdough Starter

$1.99

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Sourdough Starter

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In early California, sourdough was as much a part of the Goldrush of 1849 as gold itself. Traveling throughout the West in the packs of miners and settlers, it eventually found its home in San Francisco. The air in the Golden Gate region enhanced the bread made there with a wonderfully distinct taste. San Francisco has become world renowned for sourdough bread. In the United States, and even in areas around the world, San Francisco sourdough is regarded as the benchmark by which all other sourdough breads are judged.

Goldrush has removed the mystery of creating time honored sourdough! Buy this sourdough starter to easily create the tangy flavor and hearty aroma of sourdough bread anywhere in the world! Goldrush Sourdough Starter is naturally produced with only "wild yeast" and no fillers or preservatives. Works well in bread machines, too. Easy-to-follow instructions are included.

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Weight 0.0500
4.2 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Great!
I was thinking by day 3 that this starter was a dud, but by day 7 it was ready for use. It did't seem as active as other starters I had tried but in the end it is far better. It makes beautiful tall fluffy loaves of bread. I have been using it for about 3 weeks. The first 3 days after I got the starter it formed a lot of hooch on top. I stirred it back in and fed twice a day until day 7 when I made my first loaf. I kept it in the oven with the light on and covered with saran wrap secured with a rubber band.
March 29, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Bob's Red Mill Customer Since:
2018
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
Real sourdough taste!
It couldn't have gone better. Everything I expected in a real sourdough bread. As a professional baker, this fit the picture perfectly.
January 17, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Bob's Red Mill Customer Since:
Not sure. Although I've used plenty of products.
Dietary Preferences / Restrictions:
Lots of grains and veggies & fruits. No restrictio
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
Myself
Sour Dough
I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It's quite an ordeal to make sour dough bread. I have a new found appreciation for the cost. It take 7 days, stirring and dipping and taking a cup out and putting a 1/2 cup of fresh flour and water back in. It's not for me, but the Red Mill Starter worked well.
January 3, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Bob's Red Mill Customer Since:
2000, online since 2005
Dietary Preferences / Restrictions:
Gluten Free, Lactose Intolerant, Diabetic
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
I'm still getting used to using the starter have made 2 things that came out good
December 31, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
This is a great gift idea
Gave one of these to my son and daughter as stocking stuffers at Christmas. They loved them, and plan to make some great sourdough bread.
December 25, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
easy short cut
I enjoyed the starter it is easy to use and makes the same quality bread as the longer from scratch starter
December 11, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
Always great!
Over the years your products have proven to be the best choice. I bought the Sourdough Starter to give as stocking stuffers to many family and friends. I can guarantee they will all love it!
December 6, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Bob's Red Mill Customer Since:
Too many years to count!
Dietary Preferences / Restrictions:
No restrictions, but fussy about quality!
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
Very easy with good instructions. Anyone can do this!
November 16, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
HORRIBLE!!!
THIS IS THE WORST EVER!!! I BOUGHT 2 AND 'FOLLOWING THEIR DIRECTIONS' NEITHER PREFORMED AT ALL. I EVEN WENT TO A HELP SITE. TRIED ALL THEIR SUGGESTIONS TO NO AVAIL. THE PROBLEM BOB, IS "NO ONE" KNOWS HOW OLD THIS "STUFF" IS!!! SO FOLKS I WOULDN'T WASTE MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!
November 7, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
I bought this batch for my son in law to try. Our started was good, but it does take practice. Unfortunately it no longer seems to be active (not the fault of the starter) and we are going to have start over.
November 1, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Dietary Preferences / Restrictions:
Vegan, gluten free, soy free, diabetes, no artific
In the kitchen, I am:
Serious Home Cook
Cooking For:
My Family
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I plan on adding this to the bread mix and seeing if it improves texture and flavor
TAMMIE P on May 21, 2018
I use this to make my own sourdough bread.
Stephanie V on May 6, 2018
I plan on adding this to the bread mix and seeing if it improves texture and flavor
TAMMIE P on May 21, 2018
I want to attempt sourdough pizza.
Virginia P on May 14, 2018
I use this to make my own sourdough bread.
Stephanie V on May 6, 2018
Who doesn't like sourdough bread?
Kathy C on May 3, 2018
love sourdough - going to try to make it
karen h on Apr 30, 2018
to make sourdough bread at home
Rebecca C on Apr 30, 2018
Price was right.
Jessica S on Apr 28, 2018
easy way to make starter for sour dough bread
Arlene R on Apr 13, 2018
wanted to try it out
Heather C on Apr 9, 2018
I love the taste of sourdough bread.
marion l on Apr 6, 2018
My old starter died, need a replacement!
Robert P on Mar 29, 2018
I have not baked in some time and my previous starter has expired. This is a different starter and is priced affordably.
John U on Mar 22, 2018
My family loves a good sourdough bread this is a step saver
Joyce S on Mar 11, 2018
to try something new
MELINDA K on Mar 11, 2018
wanted to give this a try
Nancy S on Mar 9, 2018
BEST SOURDOUGH STARTER
Diane P on Mar 9, 2018
my wife wants to try making sourdough bread
Ted L on Mar 9, 2018
I want to try to make some sourdough and figured you guys wouldn't steer me wrong.
Erik R on Mar 7, 2018
Wanted to try it.
Terri T on Mar 5, 2018
Wanted to try making my own sourdough bread for several years. Live on E Coast now and cannot get sourdough bread as good as in CA, OR, WA
Diane M M on Mar 4, 2018
I used to make bread many years ago starting back up again so I wanted to get the best start by using the best products around.
Rick B on Feb 23, 2018
I have never tried this.
Betty P on Feb 21, 2018
This seems like an easier way to ensure a good starter. I tried making it at home, but it didn't turn out well.
Kathleen D on Feb 15, 2018
Quality
Rick B on Feb 7, 2018
I would like to bake sourdough bread.
Kenneth B on Jan 28, 2018
would like to try
joan h on Jan 24, 2018
I wanted to try it. I've got one from King Arthur but it's not San Francisco sourdough
S Y on Jan 21, 2018
Red Mill makes excellent products and I want to start making bread
Richard M on Jan 20, 2018
I have a collection of sourdough starters and would like to taste this one.
Robert A on Jan 18, 2018
Have used in the past. Easy to use and makes good bread.
Trust Bob's RedMill as a source.
William M on Jan 12, 2018
Some of the best sourdough breads come from starters. After being a professional baker myself, I must agree.
Gary F on Jan 3, 2018
Very inexpensive, tried making my own starter a couple different times, hope I have better luck this way.
COLLEEN G on Dec 27, 2017
So good to have fresh bread.
Jessica R on Dec 26, 2017
Lost my heritage family sourdough starter recently. This starter works great and I've even "gifted" it to other family members.
Gerald B on Dec 25, 2017
I love making homemade bread and killed my 100 year old starter. Thought this would be a good place to start to replace it. :(
sharyn f on Dec 12, 2017
Impulse buy. I make boring but easy bread pretty often. This is a very small investment to challenge myself.
LYNN M on Dec 12, 2017
I chose this starter because i have known of it for many years , but never got around to ordering it. i saw it on this site and thought '' the time has come'' i wasn't going to miss out on it, this time! ''goldrush sourdough starter '' ! sincerely g.
glenna m on Dec 11, 2017
I always wanted to make sourdough bread.
Elizabeth M on Dec 11, 2017
I bake bread and want to try this sourdough starter and compare it to starter I make from scratch.
Donna D on Dec 11, 2017
I want to see how different it is from my usual bread.
Stephen H on Dec 11, 2017
I don’t think I’ve ever seen it locally. I’m anxious to get it.
Janice D on Dec 11, 2017
To make sourdough bread
Gary K on Dec 11, 2017
We love sourdough bread, and have made our own starters in the past, but I'm anxious for a comparison, and an easy way to really learn how to feed and maintain my starter.
Sara A on Dec 7, 2017
want to try sourdough ...
Darrell N on Dec 4, 2017
want some quality bread and I miss my home town bread
bob m on Nov 23, 2017
My son asked me if I could make some Sour Dough, need the starter.
Cathy B on Nov 22, 2017
My Mother always had sourdough starter and made wonderful baked goods. I have been unable to locate any one with a starter that I could use. So seeing this on your web site really excited me to the point of ordering extras to share as stocking stuffers for Christmas. I have never been disappointed with any thing from Bob's Red Mill so think I am ahead of the game with this purchase!!!
Barbara W on Nov 10, 2017
we will use this to continue our family tradition of making sourdough bread!
JOE N on Nov 6, 2017
Love sourdough...thought I'd give it a try to make my own
Deborah S on Nov 5, 2017
Wanting to bake some sour dough for the holidays. Bobs Red Mill is always a good choice.
Mary C on Nov 5, 2017
I want to attempt sourdough pizza.
Virginia P on May 14, 2018
Who doesn't like sourdough bread?
Kathy C on May 3, 2018
Can this starter be used in a bread maker and what adjustments should be made if any?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi! This isn't something we've tested but if you do, please let us know your results! It would be dependent on your bread machine and its ability to customize rise time as this time can vary with each sourdough culture.
My recipe says 2 cups of sour dough starter. How many packages should I buy?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi! You just need to purchase one package of sourdough starter. The starter will need to be fed and proofed for around 60-72 hours before it's ready for use in your recipe. You can find the detailed instructions here: https://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes/how-to-make/directions-goldrush-sourdough-starter/
Can your sourdough starter be used to make gluten free sourdough bread?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, this product contains gluten and cannot be used to make a gluten free sourdough.
Is this gluten free?
Pat u on Oct 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, this product contains wheat flour and is not gluten free.

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