"She seeks wool, and flax, and works willingly with her hands"
One of my favorite rooms in our farmhouse is the kitchen! The counter is frequently buried under cutting boards, flour, bowls, mixing utensils, pots, cooling racks and most recently: Sourdough starter.
|Photo Credit: Aunt Emily|
The past two months I have been trying my hand at making some delicious artisan Sourdough, the no-knead method...I have made English muffins, Pancakes, Cranberry Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough, Steel Cut Oat Sourdough, plus failed attempts at many other recipes:)
When I first tried my hand at this, I was sure that I killed my starter within the first week of it sitting on our counter, so I threw it out and tried again...I can now say with a little experience behind my belt that this stuff is hard to kill. During the week and a half of Josh's play, I didn't feed the starter at all and it just sat on the counter while developing some nasty looking liquid on the top - it smelled wicked too:) After scooping GENEROUS amount of it off the top and then some, I fed it 2-3 times a day for a few days and it is now back to normal and producing delicious sourdough.
This science experiment has been a lot of fun...I still laugh when I find myself stirring the starter and saying that it looks really "healthy" and "happy", so beware if you decide to try your hand at this. On the other hand, it makes for a great addition to a yummy homemade meal or little gift to someone.
A special thanks to Mrs. G. for her inspiration and expertise as well as the wonderful "Breadtopia" website that has all the information that you need plus videos, recipes and a wealth of advise for us beginners!
Do you have any No-Knead Sourdough recipes or experiences to share?
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again"!
Yes, Sourdough making IS an exercise of patience:)