Sourdough Starter – Day 8

Sourdough Starter – Day 8

January 30th, 2012 | Category: Bread


Look at that! Very exciting. There's quite a significant rise today. The sourdough starter rose by approximately an inch and a half. If I get a similar result tomorrow, I'll bake my first sourdough bread.

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Sourdough Starter – Day 7

Sourdough Starter – Day 7

January 29th, 2012 | Category: Bread


Yet another uneventful day. The sourdough starter looks pretty much the same as yesterday. The starter has to ferment predictably (rising and falling after each feeding) before preparing the leaven. Needless to say, this much of rise is not enough.

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Sourdough Starter – Day 6

Sourdough Starter – Day 6

January 28th, 2012 | Category: Bread


You might remember from yesterday's post... The sourdough starter rose by approximately quarter of an inch after the feeding. Looking at it today, I see that it didn't rise much after that. The crust is a bit darker and drier. I peel the crust and it's bubbly underneath. The stinky cheese smell is almost gone. It started smelling like fresh milk.

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Sourdough Starter – Day 5

Sourdough Starter – Day 5

January 27th, 2012 | Category: Bread


Same as yesterday. The sourdough starter dried out on top, but it doesn't look like a crust. The rise isn't significant. Still smells acidic, but not as strong as days 3 and 4. The starter is much thicker today, so I decide to keep the water ratio low.

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Sourdough Starter – Day 4

Sourdough Starter – Day 4

January 27th, 2012 | Category: Bread


24 hours have passed since the first feeding. Looking at the mark it left, I can see that the sourdough starter rose and fell during the night. In addition to that, I see that there's a bit of water trapped in the middle. See the thin line? Still smells like stinky cheese. More bubbles when compared to previous days.

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