Monday, 14 November 2011

To Start at the Beginning

I've already got a sourdough starter. But that's not very helpful if you don't. So I'm making a new starter from scratch. One way is just to keep a piece of yeasted dough aside from a baking and mix it with equal parts of water and flour. Over days it will sour.  For any purists though here is the process from scratch:

Pour one cup of tap water (boiled and cooled to lukewarm) or bottled water (hence chlorine free) into a clean vessel (glass, ceramic or plastic) which has a lid.

Tip in one cup of rye flower:

Mix (to a porridgy consistency)

Cover with a muslin or paper towel, and leave somewhere out of harm's way in your kitchen

Wait several days.

The pictures above were taken today at 9 am so I'm going to have to wait and see if it works!

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