Cleary click bait… I’m talking about a sourdough starter! I’m now the proud father of this mason jar of bubbly sour mixture. My friend, a very talented pastry chef who made our wedding cake last year gave me this little gift with instructions to feed it once a week and look after it.
Keeping it at an ambient temperature, taking some out to make bread once a week and then replenishing it couldn’t be simpler. All you need is equal parts water and flour mixed together and added in. I leave it out over night, let it do it’s work, then store in the fridge. I always take out the amount I want to use the night before and add equal amounts water and flour to activate and feed the starter for my loaf. Coming out of the fridge it needs to warm up, so take out what you need and activate it, then loosely cover it for about 12 hours or so. It will be bubbly and sour and ready for you to use.
So far so good! The starter is alive and well. With a little attention, feeding and love it will thrive.
This is the perfect, fun, simple experiment you can do in your home with the kids. Show them a little bit of magic, by making your own wild yeast! Give it a try and rediscover how fun and rewarding it is to make your own bread.