Recently, while Youngest Farmers Daughter and her
hubby were with us over the holidays,
we discovered that his favorite bread is sourdough!
And we did find a very yummy brand at the store that had
lots of garlic in it which we all loved! :~P
I like to make bread (with varied degrees of sucess!) and
thought I would like to make some sourdough.
( My only experience with the fermented loaf making was several years ago
when I was given a 'starter' for 'Herman'. I didn't like it!
It was not my idea of bread ~ but more of a 'past it's prime' sweet bread!)
After a wee bit of research, this is what I have come up with.
I don't know what the outcome will be,
but, come along with me as I experiment with
this age old process of making
Sourdough starter needs to have a wide mouth
glass container to grow in.
(Crockery may be used, but I understand that
it is best when you can see the process.)
Below: 1 gallon jar that has been
washed and scalded with boiling water.
(We don't want any 'uninvited guests' contaminating
our home for our welcomed Wild Yeast family!)
fermenting process), measure
1 cup warm water
1 cup unbleached flour
Pour into sterilized container and stir with wooden spoon.
Some lumps are ok ~ they will break down later.
Cover with loose fitting top or cloth (permits the wild yeast to colonize
and prevents a messy explosion from build up of fermenting gases!)
Keep in a warm place (70* - 80*) for 24 hours.
experiment with making a sourdough starter!
I would love to have you 'grow' a starter along with me!
Please let me know if you do!