Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sourdough adventures

Day 15

Lot's to do today in the garden and yard before thunderstorms hit the area.  I'm toying with my sourdough starter and wondering if I could make a loaf that doesn't weigh 10 pounds!  The taste is wonderful but it's very dense and heavy.  This time I've tried to capture wild yeast from the air and freshly ground rye flour.  To do this I started with 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup water in a wide mouth jar covered loosely with a coffee filter.  For 7 days I've added 1/4 cup flour and enough water to make it "soupy", then placed the jar in a warm spot on my counter.  Seems to be off to a slow start considering the warm weather but I should be able to bake soon.

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