I woke up from my dream, ran downstairs and checked on my starter.... it was happy bubbly and mighty smelly, but other than that it did not take over my whole kitchen. I used a recipe that I found on youtube and it was really easy.
This is the recipe:
1 cup starter
1 cup water
2 tsp salt
3 cups flour...... easy as 123!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
It all started out by watching hours and hours of Youtube videos on "How to make a sourdough starter". I was going to do this, although this takes time and patience which I do not have. I want instant gratification and I was determined to make a sourdough starter. I got my container (I used a Chinese soup container), flour and purified water. I was told in every video to use "purified" water just because there are too many chemicals and other stuff that could ruin my starter. I started out with equal parts flour and water (1/2 cup of each). Then put the lid on, not tight and left the starter to do its magic. I was also told that I needed to "feed" it every 4 hours. Ok, no problem! I opened the container and added some more flour (oh by the way I used white bread flour) and water, covered it and left it alone again. Well, by this time I was ready for bed so I fed it one more time and left the container on the counter. In the meantime I did see some bubbles so I was really happy that my "starter" was starting. I went to bed.