* 1 Medium/Large potato peeled and grated
* 1Tablespoon Dry Yeast
* 1/2 Cup Sugar
* 1 Cup of Warm (not Hot) Water
* 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
Scald your grated potato in the microwave for 2 min ( or shorted you do not want to dry it out just steam it). Combine yeast and sugar in the warm water. Stir in potato and flour. Mix Well by hand. Place in a gallon jar with a coffee filter or a piece of cheese cloth on top with rubber band around the jar. You want it to breath. You should begin to see it bubble.
Note- Feed it each day with 1 Cup of flour and 1 Cup of warm water. Morning and evening. You can each day give away or dispose of half of the starter.
If you begin to get liquid on top that's called hooch (this is normal just means it hungry) I usually pour it off to keep your mix from becoming runny.
I waited for about a week to use the starter. I filled a cup with water put some starter in the cup and if it floats it's ready to use. You will smell a yeast sour dough smell this is normal and you want this that's why it's called sour dough. If it gets moldy throw it out and somehow you contaminated it.
Sour Dough Carmel Pecan Sticky Buns
1 cup of started in your mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup room temp milk (not cold) and mix. Add 1 Tablespoon yeast, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 egg room temp and beaten, 2 Tablespoon soft butter , 1 teaspoon sea slat and turn up mixer speed. Gradually add 3 1/4 cup All purpose flour.
Note- This is a soft stickier dough and I used thread to cut the sticky buns verses a knife to keep the shape when slicing to lay in the pan.
Follow directions on previous post for the rest of the sticky bun instructions.