Making a Sourdough Starter is so simple!
We have this great book that breaks down many of the prairie activities throughout the Little House series. I love it and can’t wait to try lots of them with the girls over the years.
Today I decided to give the Sour-Dough Starter a try. It’s extremely simple & yet completely complicated. It’s really chemistry at it’s simplest–but you can ask my 10th grade lab partner, i’m NO good at it. Somehow I managed to get a bachelor’s without ever taking it again, not sure how.
Anyway, my mother in law got this book and I’m anxious to move in that direction with our bread, but the simple instructions provided in the Little House book have been too long nagging…
So, all it requires is 1 & 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup (probably not city) water from 80-95degrees & 80-95degree temps, humidity preferred (which NC has PLENTY of).
I put the ‘batter’ of water & flour in a quart jar and with a rubber band around the top (which helps you notice rising/bubbling). It’s covered with a piece of cheese cloth & sitting on our back patio. There are a lot of factors that can go wrong, not sure what exactly, but any pointers are welcome. I’m sure some of you have tried this!
I have the back up of this sweet blogger’s offer to share her starter, but I wanted to witness this process…if you need inspiration to make good bread, Joy has it!
**this starter was destroyed by our cat. Apparently, she too likes sourdough & while she almost certainly would blame other local pests (as it was outside absorbing humidity), the footprints led directly to her favorite nap-spot…hmm. back to square one!