And about time too.
Been a damned age since my last sourdough went down the drain. So I've started a new'un. One cup of Flour, another of water, placed in a Kilner jar and left on the side in our kitchen. After the first Refreshing at 24 hours, I have both Hooch and bubbles on the surface. Game on!
I'm calling her Nell, coz of the smell, ya see. Sweet and beery, with a voluptuous upper half, just like a fine barmaid.
Looking forward to mi first batch of bread using her, its just in another league of tastiness is sourdough bread. It takes a fucking age to make, is all. I'll need 48 hours to bake me a loaf of this; as opposed to 2 hours, using a dried commercial yeast. But the taste..... well, what can I say? Sex in a loafy format is what it is, and the best sex you ever had, too!! Kid you, not!
Come on Nell, lets see you come to full speed. I'm going to photo her later on, and will add a picture or two to this story.
Anyone else got a sour starter on the go? Lake? Right up your street I would have thought?
I'm going to have to hide my bread now, every fucker can smell a sourdough loaf, they fucking vanish afore they're baked, usually!
I tried starting one off just after we moved into this house, but I suspect my jar was not clean enough, because it went rank, which ain't good. Fingers crossed this time round, for Nell. G'wan, young Nell! That's ma girl....
If you want to start one off, make sure you sterilise your jar 100% before starting Or you'll get a nasty olfactory shock
This post has been edited by Arnold Layne: 03 April 2012 - 07:50 AM