Ben Starr

The Ultimate Food Geek

Category: Sourdough

  • Simple Sourdough Sandwich Bread (for lazy people)

    Ben Starr, the Ultimate Food Geek, teaches a simple sourdough sandwich bread with no kneading, slapping, or folding, using unfed, cold starter straight from the fridge. (For printable recipe, move to the bottom!) My favorite kitchen scale. (Restaurant grade, takes AA batteries or plug in.) My Pullman loaf pan. My favorite bread knife. (offset handle,…

  • Simple Sourdough for Lazy People

    This recipe has gone viral on YouTube, as it’s vastly easier than most of the other sourdough recipes out there. Please use sleepy, unfed starter straight from your fridge. No kneading for more than a few seconds. No levain/preferments. No stretching, slapping, or folding. Just 5 minutes of effort on day 1. And 5 more…

  • The Easiest Way to Create Sourdough Starter

    (Printable link at the bottom of the recipe!) This is the very easiest way to create a viable sourdough starter from ANY flour in about 2 weeks, with almost no effort. Note that if your starter molds during the first week, your home is high in mold spores, and may even be colonized. You can…

  • Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

    This isn’t just a way to cram sourdough starter or discard into a cookie recipe. These cookies are BETTER than the best chocolate chip cookies. Note that this recipe is PERFECTLY balanced for 100% hydration starter, meaning you feed your starter equal WEIGHTS of flour and water each time you feed it. If your cookies…

  • Sourdough English Muffins

    This is the easiest way to make sourdough English muffins that are a bit more authentic (ie, more like crumpets, which they technically are), and less like the tasteless, cardboard muffins from the grocery store. (The “Print” feature is at the bottom of the recipe.) BUTTERMILK VIDEO (a MUST-watch) HOW TO MAKE STARTER Kitchen Toys…

  • Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

    Cinnamon rolls are a bit more involved than my usual lazy recipes, but this is absolute easiest sourdough method on YouTube, and you’ll never taste a more delicious one! (The “Print” feature is at the bottom of the recipe.) Easiest way to make sourdough starter. Buttermilk 101 Toys in the video: I am an Amazon…

  • How to make Sourdough Starter from ANY Flour (old method)

    (Printable link at the bottom of the recipe!) A proper sourdough starter can be made from ANY flour (even bleached, all-purpose flour) and filtered water. In my YouTube series, I explain in plain English, with terrible illustrations, and in exhaustive detail, the science behind what sourdough starter really is, and how it works. Endure it,…

  • Simple Sourdough (old)

    I don’t recommend this method any longer! I have devised an easier and more efficient method, so please USE THIS RECIPE. But if you like extra work, and a higher electricity or gas bill, you can use this older method. Questions? Problems? Check this out! The Dutch oven I use most often to bake this…