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Sourdough starter update


goodness, has it really been that long!!?!.

well, I thought I would show where I’m at with the sour dough starter.

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on the left is the starter on the 12th, and the right, the next day. the 13th was the final day i needed to feed it according to the instructions i was using. from then, i was to either progress to making a loaf, or putting it in the fridge until such time i wanted to make a loaf.

because I had a lot on I decided to just put the starter in the fridge. I got a big enough container for it as the instructions said it would continue to grow. I’m now beginning to wonder if there is a problem with my starter as it hasn’t seemed to grown any more since going into the fridge. later this week i plan to make a loaf so I’ll see how things are then. I’ll share photos, even if it turns out like a brick!!.

in other news – I’m reading a lot at the moment ( bodice rippers – the shame!) , so not being crafty. my plan to make 3 cross stitch ornaments is coming unstuck, cos I haven’t done any stitching for about a month!. I’m way behind on Project Life, but a couple of days will sort that, and now its warmer in my bedroom, I should be able to get that caught up. no crochet lately – the hexi blanket will have to be a long term project!!.

I have been doing some abstract art, but I’m not ready to share that yet!.

and, I have been keeping on top of the vegetables – a successful month of successional sowing so far!.

hopefully I wont leave it too long between posts this time – I’ve been taking photos!.


starting sourdough


for quite some time now, i have wanted to make a sourdough starter. after doing some research online and in a few bread books i have i found some easy instructions and tonight got things going.

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i now have to feed it everyday for the next 5 ish, and then hopefully i will have a nice yeasty ‘mother’ as i believe its called!.

i had always understood it was just a flour/water concoction to get things going capturing organisms from the air, but came across recipes that had yoghurt and apple in the first day starter.

i hope to photograph progress over the next week!. (although i may not show the first bread made, as my history of making bread is laughable!!)

if you make a starter, what do you use/do?