A Quick and Easy Sourdough Starter

INGE QUESTION: Feedback: I love to bake bread and would like to have an easy starter for sour dough bread. I have several but they are pages long and I need a short, to the point starter. I have a bread machine but prefer to bake bread in loaves.

ROSE REPLY: there is a reason that instructions for sourdough starters are pages long. once you have developed a starter it only takes minutes once a week to keep it alive for years, but establishing a healthy starter is an achievement which feels akin to a miracle and miracles don't happen overnight. there is an answer for those who want an easy but excellent starter and that is to purchase an established one. king arthur is a great place to get a sourdough starter and you can also find other places on line.