Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sourdough Starter: It begins!

I love to bake bread, though my results have, in the past, been mixed. Last weekend I made a simple French bread--just yeast, salt, flour, and water--and it turned out quite well, though perhaps a little too light on the salt. I baked a little bit of dark (70%) chocolate into two little loaves and they were lovely!

My success inspired me to try my hand at sourdough next. I have begun to cultivate a sourdough starter, though I've never had much luck with them in Hawaii. I think that it's too warm--they always turn TOO sour.

I'm using a pretty standard, simple recipe: 1 cup flour mixed with 1/2 cup water (I boiled it to make it more pure). It must sit on the counter, covered with a damp cloth for 72 hours and then be fed another cup of flour. I'll let you know how it goes.


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