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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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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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