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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Sourdough Starter – Day 3

Sourdough Starter – Day 3

January 25th, 2012  | Category: Bread


Quite exciting compared to yesterday! The volume of the sourdough starter increased by almost an inch. It is very bubbly and a dark crust has formed over the top. Smells like stinky cheese. Actually, the smell is so strong that I can't go anywhere near it. This means the culture is very ripe. It is time to do the first feeding.

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Sourdough Starter – Day 2

Sourdough Starter – Day 2

January 24th, 2012  | Category: Bread


This must be the least exciting day of the sourdough adventure. It has been 24 hours since I started making my own sourdough starter. There's a light crust on top. It didn't rise a bit and smells nothing like stinky cheese. I can see signs of life around the edges. The book mentions bubble formation happening after 2-3 days. Is my sourdough starter maturing faster than expected? I'm not sure. ...

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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

January 24th, 2012  | Category: Bread


Learning how to make a sourdough starter and maintaining it as long as I can is at the top of my to-do list this year. It takes a lot of time and patience - both of which I'd like to reserve for the book I'm working on - to master the art of sourdough bread, but I just can't get the bread I ate at Tartine Bakery out ...

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Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

October 06th, 2010  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


In order to keep up with my busy schedule these days, I pick a day a week and spend half of it prepping food for the rest of the week. I have a supply of homemade tomato sauce in the freezer that can feed an army, so I take a freezer-bag of tomato sauce, a bag of tomato puree - and pesto while I'm at it - ...

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