Sourdough Starter – Day 3

January 25th, 2012  | Category: Bread

Sourdough Starter Crust - Day 3

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

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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