Sour Dough Starter project: Day 4!
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|Tue, 02-25-2014 - 2:06pm|
I finally launched off and did it. I'm making sour dough starter. I'm using my home milled Prarie Gold wheat berries, mixed with some boiled and cooled water. On the first day, I mixed roughly 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of water, stirred it up and let it stand with a paper towel over it. It did not seem to do much. So the second day I just fed it another 1/2 cup each of flour and water. On the third day, WOW! It was really taking off! So I divided it into 2 containers, and even had to pour some off so it would not get too huge, and fed them both. The second container is for sharing with family and friends. Yesterday was the fourth day, I poured some off and fed them again. I can't wait to see what they look like tonight!
What I'm pouring off won't be wasted. It is hanging out in the refrigerator waiting to become pancakes. Once the starter is off and running, it will head off to live in the fridge as well, and only be fed once a week.
Have you ever tried making sourdough bread?