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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Diary of a sourdough starter: day 4

Day 4, fed the starter 1/3 (80 mL) cup water and 1/3 cup (40 g) flour in the AM and the PM.

Kept it covered with a tea towel.  It's very gloppy and stringy.  But this is desirable, what a good starter should look like.  It smells faintly fermented, also a good thing.

Tomorrow I'll be able to use 2 cups (475 mL) of the starter in a batch of sourdough pancakes.  Yum!  Will update you on pancake-making tomorrow.

(for more information on starting your own sourdough starter see http://creativesavv.blogspot.com/2012/06/making-sourdough-starter.html ; to proceed to Day 5 see http://creativesavv.blogspot.com/2012/06/sourdough-starter-day-5-pancakes.html)

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