I have to give up on Sourdough, for now…

Yikes!

Okay, so here is where I stand with my starter after two months of struggling with it… This last attempt was with rye flour, and in the beginning I had a bunch of activity, but by the third feeding it looked dead. I have tried for a month now, and I have nothing to show… Continue reading I have to give up on Sourdough, for now…

Bread Ain’t My Bitch Day 06: Perhaps We’re on the Right Track

I decided to get back into making sourdough following the excellent Tartine book, and we are already almost a week into my sourdough experience You can catch my progress from Day 01 to 03, Day 03, Day 4&5. I’ve been contemplating moving my refeed time to when I get home from work. The problem comes… Continue reading Bread Ain’t My Bitch Day 06: Perhaps We’re on the Right Track

Bread Ain’t My Bitch Day 04 & 05: Already Troubleshooting

I decided to get back into making sourdough following the excellent Tartine book. You can catch my progress in Day 01 to 03, Day 03. When I arrived home from work today, no action, just a film of water on top: So, according to the instructions in Tartine, I was to discard 80%, and start… Continue reading Bread Ain’t My Bitch Day 04 & 05: Already Troubleshooting

Bread Ain’t My Bitch Day 03: The Next Step

See the recap for the previous day(s). Okay, so I couldn’t wait the full seventy-two hours. (Three days.) I checked around the sixty-six hour mark. This is what I was presented with: It looked like a good sign. See those bubbles there? I thought they meant there was some activity. This is what it looked… Continue reading Bread Ain’t My Bitch Day 03: The Next Step

Bread is a Bitch, But it Ain’t My Bitch

Dedicated to the song It Ain’t My Bitch by Metallica, one of my favorite bands! I belong to a few Facebook groups dedicated to Sourdough (and other slow fermenting dough) groups. I don’t know why I endure salivating over that bread porn (I swear you can inhale the intoxicating must the yeast expels when it’s roasted… Continue reading Bread is a Bitch, But it Ain’t My Bitch