Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sour Dough 2.0 try and try again

Sour Dough kicked my butt once but I will be dammed if it beats me again!  So a few days ago I started small.  Using an old formula scoop I started out, leaving my mixture on the sunny windowsill in my kitchen.

Day 1: One scoop flour, one scoop warm water (stir)
Day 2: One scoop flour, one scoop warm water (stir)
Day 3: Oops
Day 4: Two scoops flour, two scoops warm water (stir)
Day 5: Half a cup flour, half a cup warm water (stir)
Day 6: I drained some of the liquid out that sat on the top then added a cup of flour and a cup of warm water (stir)
Day 7: (Today) Since my mixture was bubbly and lovely and ever so slightly stinky (OK quite stinky but I didn't linger to take it all in), I decided to make me some BREAD.
Playing it by ear I added 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar and 2 cups of flour and realising it was too dry I added some warm water.  I proceeded to knead it for a bit and was surprised that this time it felt right.  So left it on the bench to rise hoping it doesn't get too cold over night (tempted to put it in my little mans room where the heater is due to turn on at 3:30am)  Tomorrow will tell, can I convert this house to a Sour Dough house....... Dun, dun, dun (Play dramatic music here)

2 comments:

  1. Oooh, good luck!! I've just turfed my starter due to neglect, and need to beg my supplier friend for more ...

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  2. Ahhh now a sour dough starter supplier is a lot smarter idea than grow your own. I am heading away and can't trust hubby to feed my little friend so popped it in the fridge, apparently its supposed to last 3 days without feeding. hope so.

    Oh and I can't tell if my bread has puffed up as I did put it in my little boys room last night to keep it warm lol

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