Homemade Sour Rye Soup Starter

Prep Time:

20 min + 5 days

Cook Time:


1 Soup

About the Recipe


  • 5 tbsp of Rye flour

  • 2 cups (500ml) of Water

  • 2 teeth of Garlic

  • Big jar

  • Clean Cloth

  • Rubber Band (I usually keep those from the asparagus)


  1. Wash and dry the jar.

  2. Put the flour in the jar and add the water. Peel and crash with a side of you knife the garlic, add it to the mixture of water and flour. Mix it all. Cover the top of the jar with a cloth and grab it with the rubber band. That protect anything from getting into the jar.

  3. Finally, put it in some safe and warm place, I keep it on top of my fridge. Take a peak inside of it everyday and give it a stir.

  4. After 5 days use it to prepare żurek.