Hello! I've appreciated sourdough recipes my whole life but just now creating my first starter that will be used in everyday baking. I have a question about how to feed the starter. The recipe I have calls for adding 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup sugar for the feeding. I currently have 3 cups of starter. Do I add 3 cups of flour, 3 cups of milk and 3/4 cups of sugar? The recipe says to reserve at least 1 cup of starter after using some, so it would seem that I should feed those amounts for every cup of starter. It's almost time to feed, and I want to know how to do this correctly.
Lastly, do I have to separate out the 3 cups of starter into 3 separate containers and feed each separately? Does it matter?
I have a gaggle of kids so there is no such thing as too many baked goods. I bake bread, cakes, crusts and all manner of yummies so all this starter will go to good use! This morning's sourdough pancakes were a big hit.
THANK YOU for taking the time to read and respond! I'm so glad to find this forum!