So this month Bruisemouse over at Living a Little Greener set herself, and any one wanting to join in the challenge, the task of learning something new.
I am learning to crochet and will have to take some photos of the granny squares I have completed. However for a while now I have been wanting to try making sourdough and I decided that since i would be having time away from work I would get started on making a sourdough starter to be ready for my time off.
I found a lot of info at http://www.sourdoughbaker.com.au/ and I have been making the 7 day starter and tracking the progress.
I found the process to be simple and easy to follow but I had never seen a starter before and the pictures I was comparing to did not really help.
So these are the photos from my first round of Sourdough trials (I won't bore you with the instructions as they can all be found at the above website) but feel free to comment about the photos and the state of my starter. I should also mention that I grew my starter on the kitchen bench and because the fire was going the room temperature was over 20 degrees.
|Day 1 |
Flour and pineapple juice paste
Doubling the mix
Is it growing yet?
|Are those bubbles I see?|
|Yes those are definitely bubbles|
Wow it is working, things are happening
Things are really working now
Starter gone crazy
Is this how it should look?
|The left over starter to built up again after using some to make some bread|
|Well I guess it did work after all|
The first rise
|Splitting the mix for it's second rising|
|Shaped into loaves|
|Baked and looking tasty|
Well I am not sure they rose as much as they were supposed to once in loaf shapes but they were very tasty and I will have another go next week.
I would love your feedback about how I went and any tips you have.