Thursday, August 27, 2009


Not sure what is going on with this sourdough thing, as I have another starer sitting outside gathering wild yeast. It is easy. All you do is mix 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of water in a bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and sit it outside to gather wild yeast. It took less than 12 hours to get the last starter going. It rained last night so thought there might be some other type of wild yeast floating around here.
Here are a couple of websites that are interesting and helpful if one wants to start on this adventure. Sourdough Baking by S. John Ross and Science of Cooking.

So today I baked the first loaves of sour dough bread from the starter. They didn't waste any time doubling in size so it must be a good starter. They turned out rather tasty and have a wonderful crust on them. Flavor is pretty good as far as the sourdough is concerned. I like mine a little more sour so will have to work on that. We had some with our lunch.


  1. I am making a starter in California. Hope there is wild yeast around here.
    Aunt Darlene

  2. what do you use for a recipe for your bread?
    looks good. Ann

  3. This sounds much better than the method I have tried which involves leaving the batter sitting for several days - by which time it usually smells dreadful!
    I must give it a go.

  4. I will send you the recipe Ann.

    Celia, the only time things get a little smelly is when I need to feed the starter, but even that isn't too bad.

  5. I saved the recipe in my recipe file on my documents and I just printed off your directions for making sour dough starter. thank you very much. ann