Updated: May 24, 2021
Are you excited to begin your own sourdough journey? It all started with an organic apple, filtered water and raw sugar. That's how I started my journey with my beloved starter, Annie. Keep your starter active, healthy and happy. In return, it will leaven your bread with love. There's a saying: "Happy Starter Gives You Happy Bread."
I am glad to be able to share the process of building your own apple yeast water. Here's the post reminiscing how I went through the initial journey, I hope it is helpful in kick-starting the sourdough passion in you!
What is Apple Yeast Water?
It is basically combination of fruit and water, left to ferment in a warm environment (approx. 26-30°C). The objective is to harvest the natural yeast presence on the fruit, therefore using apple yeast water to cultivate your sourdough starter will be more effective.
Prepare a clean glass jar with a holding capacity of at least 1 litre, scald the jar with hot water and air dry it completely
Wash and cut the apple into small pieces, leaving skin on
In the clean jar, add cut apples, raw sugar and filtered water
Stir well with a clean spoon, store it in a warm and dark corner (or inside kitchen cabinet)
Day 2 to 6
Open the jar and stir it or shake the jar
Do it twice a day and repeat the procedure throughout day 2-6
Harvest the apple yeast water by sieving out the yeast water into another jar
Store it in the fridge and use it within the week to cultivate the sourdough starter