Sourdough Starter – Day 2

January 24th, 2012  | Category: Bread

Sourdough Starter - Day 2

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. I guess it will be safer to wait for another day to see if it’s ready for the first feeding.

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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

January 24th, 2012  | Category: Bread

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

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 of my mind.

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