Herman Sourdough Starter Recipe

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Benjamin Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Herman Sourdough Starter

Make a homemade version of this herman sourdough with active dry yeast, sugar, flour, and milk combined together for a sweet sourdough starter.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 6 days
Total: 6 days 30 minutes



  • tspactive dry yeast
  • 2cupswarm water,110 degrees F
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 1cupwhite sugar,divided
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour,divided
  • 2cupsmilk,divided


  1. In a large glass or plastic container, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir in the flour and sugar, mix until smooth. Cover loosely and store in a warm place overnight.

  2. The next day, stir and refrigerate.

  3. Stir once each day for the next four days. On the fifth day, stir, then divide in half. Give half away with feeding instructions.

  4. Feed starter with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk. Stir until smooth. Cover and place in the refrigerator. Stir once each day for the next four days.

  5. On the tenth day feed again with 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup flour, and 1 cup milk. Return to the refrigerator and stir once each day for the next four days.

  6. It will be ready on the fifteenth day. Reserve one cup of the starter in the refrigerator and continue to follow the stir and feed cycle.


  • Calories: 389.30kcal
  • Fat: 2.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.33g
  • Fiber: 1.99g
  • Sugar: 34.44g
  • Protein: 8.83g
  • Cholesterol: 6.10mg
  • Sodium: 37.85mg
  • Calcium: 86.06mg
  • Potassium: 158.76mg
  • Iron: 2.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 28.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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