Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sourdough Starter...Part one.

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.
As I slept I dreamt of my starter, it took over the whole kitchen, the living room and the dining room.  It was crawling up the walls and creeping up the steps.  There was floury goo and sour smell all over the house.  Everything was covered!  It was ALIVE!!! Ahhhh haaaaa!! ….to be continued….


Andrea said...

This is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time but like you I have no patience. I can't wait to see how your's goes so I can be inspired to make my own too :)

LBTurner*1959 said...

I've always wondered how to make sourdough. Thanks for the informative post! The finished loaf looks amazing!

LOL @ "there was floury goo and sour smell all over the house." :>)