DIY wild yeast starter! Yes, you can make your own!
Yeast is the basis for preparing homemade pizza, bread, buns or whatever you can think of (perhaps a delicious cheesecake). If you know someone who already has some wild yeast starter, you can begin by asking them to give you some. Otherwise, if you want to prepare it yourself, just follow the process which we will now explain, and you can produce it from scratch with just flour and water.
- 200 grams of flour (wheat or spelt flour "00")
- 100 milliliters of water
1) In a bowl (preferably glass) pour the flour and add the water a little at a time, stirring with a spoon and then kneading with your fingers and hands until you get a fairly soft ball of dough. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let stand at room temperature for two days.
2) If a crust forms on the surface of the dough you will need to remove it, even if the damp cloth has precisely the task of preventing this phenomenon from occurring, still, it is something that may happen.
3) On the third day, you will administer the first feeding. Just add 50 grams of flour and 30 milliliters of water and then knead with your hands, I recommend that you make sure that the mixture does not become too liquid.
4) Check on the dough a few times a day, if the dough has a good smell then you can continue with the other feedings (follow the instructions from step 3) once every two days, otherwise, you can do it daily.
5) After about six to seven days your yeast will be ready, the confirmation is the bubbles that have formed in the dough. In this way, you will have created the yeast starter dough that you should keep in a closed jar in the fridge.
6) Starter yeast dough in this state can be maintained for a week. However, every seven days, you will have to give the starter yeast dough another feeding. You can use the opportunity to make bread or pizza, by mixing part of regular dough with some of the starter yeast dough. At the same time, you need to give the starter yeast dough another feeding with 100 grams of flour and 50 milliliters of water.
Now you can free your imagination and prepare anything you like!
If you were not able to make the starter yeast dough as indicated in this article, then you can always use the little trick that is explained in the video!