There is nothing like fresh, hot donuts. They are a dessert in a class all their own and I am here to share this sourdough donut recipe to show you how to make them! The donuts themselves aren't overly sweet, so feel free top them with what you like. I find a heavy dusting of powdered sugar to be the perfect compliment.
Tips for Sourdough starter newbies:
I may be a little late to the sourdough game, but I am with it now and am so excited to learn anything and everything that is the magic of sourdough.
FIRST TIP-- See if you can acquire a mature starter. I first tried to make a sourdough starter from scratch many months ago, and I'm not sure what I was doing wrong, but it was just not working for me! I couldn't get it to become active no matter how often I did or didn't feed it. And at one point it started growing mold-- no good. I decided to put that project on hold and start again another time. When a friend of mine came into ownership of a mature starter, I knew my time had come! I asked for a portion to cultivate as my own and that was the key! The mature starter is extremely active and quite easy to maintain. I keep it in the fridge because I only bake about once a week. This way, I don't have to remember to feed it everyday.
Aside from a mature starter, my second tip that really helped me was getting a kitchen scale. I dragged my feet on this one because I didn't think it was necessary, and I didn't want to spend the money, but it has been so helpful for getting precise measurements. It's easy to tare it out and use for both feeding the starter as well as making recipes.
This is where I purchased mine.