Sourdough starter instead of sponge?

PaddyL
When a bread recipe calls for a sponge, which usually includes the yeast in dry form, can one use a sourdough starter instead?
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TeckPoh 2008 April 24

Hi Paddy

Sponge can also mean a mix of flour, water and sourdough starter....which, means, yes, you can use sourdough starter in place of baker's yeast. If you haven't seen Celia/Jeremy's discourse, there is some very useful conversion info starting from here.

Hope that helped.

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TP

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