Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Adventures in Sourdough - Day 1

Inspired by last night's episode of Paul Hollywood's Bread, I decided to take on the challenge of baking sourdough bread.  It's not a quick process, the first step is to make your sourdough starter culture which will take at least 5 days to cultivate and be ready for use in your first loaf!

There are many, many, many recipes for sourdough starters.  Had I saw Paul Hollywood's recipe first I would probably have used that, but I didn't; so I used this one instead.

So, the main protagonists in day 1 are:  5 tablespoons of live full fat plain yoghurt and 6fl oz skimmed milk.  Gently warm the milk and mix into the yoghurt, pop into a airtight container, I used a kilner jar, place in a warm place for 12 - 24 hours to thicken.  Here is how it looks now.

Sourdough Starter Day1

Stayed tuned!


Mrs. Dad said...

You will love it when it works.

muse kidd said...

Awesome!... looks like milk in a jar. You are so talented!