My friend gave me this recipe when I was looking for a good sourdough starter. She has used it and says that it is terrific.
Use distilled water for sourdough, if you have very hard water.
Don't be fooled by the sour smell (like barf) of this mixture, this is what the dough needs to rise and provides the sour taste to the bread, which taste really good. Use this starter as you see fit or with an Original Sourdough Bread Recipe.
Tony Van Ron's Notes: This particular starter originates from The Netherlands and was used by my family for generations, so a very long time (pre 1900), before the ready-to-use dry yeast now found in every supermarket. Through the very long rise time (5 to 6 hours) most of the nutrients will be partly broken down which means that it will be better absorbed by the body.
Posted by bettyboop50 at Recipe Goldmine May 8, 2001.
Source: Tony Van Ron