Monday, November 26, 2007

The Sourdough Adventure, Part I

Yesterday, I was surfin' the 'net, and I found some good (and funny!) instructions on how to make sourdough. I've been wanting to do some sourdough bread for quite a while, so I decided to give it a try.

So, the first thing I did was to find a container, as he instructed. I mixed in 1 cup of warm water, and 1 cup of flour. Also, at his suggestion, I "seeded it" with a dash of yeast. not much, actually, but it seems to have had an impact.

So, yesterday, a day after starting the starter, I went to "feed" it. I scooped out 1 cup of the gunk (and believe me, it was gunky), and mixed in a half cup of warm water, and a half cup of flour. The instructions say to do this every day for a week. The instructions also say that when it's bubbly and frothy, it's done, and it can be refrigerated.

Well, it looks pretty bubbly and frothy to me already. Maybe I shouldn't have seeded it...

Well, I can't use it until the weekend anyway, so I'll just keep doing the feeding thing, and let you know how it goes. Maybe it'll grow and grow until it becomes sentient and devours my kitchen and takes over the WORLD, muahahahahahahaha!


  1. Jack Wallace, the membership clerk for IDOS, gave me some starter at the WCCO earlier this year. I have been using the 'Frugal Starter Management' method found on the Carl's Sourdough pages. (Another link)

    I keep two small containers in my fridge. I'd be more than happy to give you a cup or two of this starter if you are interested.

  2. Funny you should mention this...I only just got started on a Sourdough kick! I was thinking of posting about my first three failures and subsequent success. Maybe I'll try to get to that sooner rather than later.

    Good luck!



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