1 lot of yeast

Preparation time:

As log as it takes to get water and yeast.

Cooking time:

20min - 1 hr.


This recipe is to get some yeast started, for adding into other doughs. Especially slow/cold risen doughs.


  • 1.5 tsp dry yeast (or 1 tsp dry yeast + 1tbsp sourdough starter)
  • Warm Water (amount depends on recipe, usually 100mL - 150mL)


  • Bowl, and measuring cups.


Measure out warm water into a bowl.

Add all yeast (incl. sourdough starter) to warm water.

Place bowl into the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

At the end the mixture should have become a murky, muddy colour, and hopefully a little bubbly. Sourdough should be floating to the top.