I haven’t been around in a while – after the holidays our work went south. CUPUT… it hit a big BANG ZERO! I’m not sure whose to blame? HAHAH! Pffff. The Pres. maybe? Who knows. Blame it on the rain!
Anyway… my spirits are lifted, I want to start cooking again. Looking forward to healthy meals – after this bread recipe! HAH!
It has been so warm here in north GA, almost Spring-like. I can only imagine what the Summer months will hold for us. Let me guess … high power bills?
I wish I could afford solar panels. From my experience with the little solar lights I have out front… they burned out within a few months of having them… which leads me to my next adventure … sourdough bread starter. This may or may not happen! HAH!
I’ve started a new project – making my own sourdough starter. This could be a disaster in the making!
The recipe I used:
8 hours later it’s starting to separate just a little. Tomorrow, I’ll stir it – and feed it. Which means, just giving it more water and flour, and with the recipe I used, add just a pinch of sugar. I’ll add equal parts water & flour
This will continue for about 6 to 7 days. Keeping the starter at a pancake batter consistency, this means that I may need to add more water or flour, depends on environmental factors. Humidity being one example.
The starter is bubbly and looking good on day 2.
I added a cup of flour and a cup of warm water and stirred.
Still bubbly and very scientific looking. I’m getting skeered, as this is going to plan so far! 🙂
Oh, almost forgot. I can smell a little bit of alcohol coming from the starter. I think they call it hooch.
Anyhoo, it all gets stirred and fed … no wonder it’s bubbly and happy! 🙂
Day 4 –
It’s Sunday January 29th. The starter is still healthy looking and alive! I haven’t killed it yet! *YAY* Today, I will be refrigerating the starter.
UPDATE: Although, I haven’t made any bread yet, I wanted to tell you that the starter is still doing fine!
Feb. 18th – I’ve been feeding the starter weekly and stirring it. Guess what? Even though it’s in the fridge and cold – it’s alive!! After I stir it little bubbles just keep percolating. That’s a good thing!