Perfect sourdough

Age

6Years
Color

Country of origin Finland

Taste
& Flavour

Asia
Australia
Antarctica
Africa
Europe
North America
South America

Sourdough
in the world

  • 1585 sourdoughs
  • 86 countries
  • 1399 cities

Mixture

50%
50%
Liquid Flour Other
Diiva

Preserve your sourdough for the future

Create your own Explore sourdough library

Since 2013

I ate the fantastic bread from Handwerk artisan bakery in Oslo and it was better than my own bread. I got the seed of Diiva from there and converted to sourdough the same day, after having baked bread for 30 years.

Characteristics

Diiva is very stable and has helped many beginners. She always performs unless she's been neglected. Depending on the feeding regime, she may give a very mild but rich flavor profile, but she can also give a more tangy taste with whole grain ingredients. I sometimes see starter that escape from the jars and become foam. That's not Diiva. Her aria is a crispy mousse and I know I can rely on her.

Taste & flavour

Diiva jar shot
Diiva front shot
Diiva rising shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 100% Water
  • 30g Wheat, organic sifted
  • 10g Rye, organic whole grain flour

Feeding ingredients

  • 80% Water
  • 100% Wheat flour
1
later
80% Water 100% Wheat flour

Working method

1
My regime is very simple and I mostly use only sifted organic wheat flour. If Diiva is lazy after having been in the fridge, I may give a power kick with a hint of wheat bran or rye flour. Just a little. So if Diiva has been hybernating, she may need whole grain rye in addition to her normal food. E.g. like this.
100% Water 30g Wheat, organic sifted 10g Rye, organic whole grain flour

Preserve your sourdough for the future

Create your own Explore sourdough library

Comments

Diiva has become a very famous starter in Finland. She has helped many people get started with sourdough baking.