Our New Pets

December 30, 2006 @ 8:44 pm | Filed under:

A colony of microscopic organisms have taken up residence in a crock on our counter…and we’re very happy about it.

Starter_1

The crock was a gift from my Secret Santa, aka Hooly. Isn’t it lovely? Fits in perfectly with my windowsill flowerpots.

Crock

The starter is just about ready to bake with. Maybe we’ll have pancakes for breakfast tomorrow? I’m hoping to try a loaf of bread with it on Monday. We’ll see how it goes…

Great site for recipes and advice: Northwest Sourdough. The "First Loaf" tutorial is thorough and extremely helpful. I like this biscuit recipe too.   


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    Krissy says:

    i don’t know what it says about me that I got *so* excited about this.

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    Jennifer says:

    I was thinking about you this morning as I recalled a post on a yeast experiment we did this summer. The experiemnt is here: http://www.botham.co.uk/seed/activ.htm

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    Jennifer says:

    We are on day 3. This is my daughter’s first time helping and she was jumping up and down in the kitchen over all the bubbles that formed over night. I thought your girls must have been doing the same. It’s so much fun to share this with our daughters!

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    Lissa says:

    It really is! We are having the best time. I can’t stop opening the crock to peek at the bubbles. It totally grosses my hubby out, though, that we’ve got this little yeast farm on our counter. LOL!