To make sour dough starter all one needs is flour water sugar and vinegar that’s what I do and the vinegar I use is what I make . I make vinegar from different fruits one is apple , another pine apple and so on . Well I made some sour dough starter using pine apple vinegar and the bread is sweet so good . try it . some add a little salt as well see this recipe .
OLD TIME SOUR DOUGH STARTER
2 c. unsifted flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1 1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. vinegar
Combine flour, sugar and salt in a stone crock. Mix well. Add water. Beat to a smooth batter. Add vinegar, cover with cheese cloth. Set in warm place until thoroughly sour. You determine this by the yeasty smell, usually takes about 12 hours.
After this process you refrigerate starter in loosely covered containers between bakings. When you take out starter replenish with 2 cups warm water and 2 cups flour.