March 22nd, 2010

It was a week or so in the making, but we did it. Right down to the starter itself, we made it! The starter wasn’t nearly as complicated as I would have thought. Just a cup of flour and a cup of water in a plastic container, and we were set. After that it just needed to be “fed” every day for the next few days. (This site has some excellent details on how to start your sourdough starter, how to feed it, and what to do with it later on). I did cheat a bit and used a different bread recipe, one a little less complicated from where we got our starter instructions from. One that just said “use a starter”, which we had. I pulled the recipes from this site, which had more than just bread. Here’s the one we used, in the bread machine, and baked: 1 1/2 cups sourdough starter, room temperature 1/2 cup plus 3 Tablespoons...