Monday, May 14, 2012

Sourdough Starter Series: Day One

Are you ready to make some Sourdough?  I am!

I'm actually really excited about this experiment with you.  I'm taking bits and pieces from various tutorials that I've been learning from.  And working to put this series together.  So hopefully at the end of this, we'll all have a yummy sourdough for our efforts.  Ready to get started?

Here's what you'll need:

Large Glass Jar
(I started with a quart, but quickly outgrew it)
Measuring cup and spoon

First pour 2 cups of flour in your jar.
See how full it's getting already?

Add 2 cup of water
and mix thoroughly.

This is what it looks like from the top.
Pretty much looks like... flour and water.
Nothing exciting yet.

It should just have a smooth consistency,
Not too soupy, but definitely not dry.

Cover the top with cheese cloth.
You can also use a rubberband to secure it, but that's not absolutely necessary.
You can also use a coffee filter, but it won't gather as much yeast.
Don't use a towel or you won't get the yeast from the air that you need.

And place it in a warm place.
I'm keeping mine in the kitchen near a window.
There's no direct sunlight, but it's nice and warm.

And that's it!

Super simple for Day One!

Tomorrow you'll need:
A Clean Jar
Flour and Water

See you then!

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