Sourdough Starter from Scratch, Day Six

November 23, 2012 @ 9:47 am | Filed under: Breadmaking

We had so little activity on days 4 and 5 that I was starting to worry this batch of starter wasn’t going to take off. But this morning we’ve got lots of bubbles and froth. Very pleased.

Notes:

Day 4—transferred to another container, cleaned the crock. Returned 1/2 cup of starter to crock, added 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour.

Day 5—in the morning, same as day 5 (except the transfer/clean step). In evening, activity had been so flat all day, I decided to feed again. This time I added a tablespoon of pineapple juice along with the flour and water, just to help discourage the growth of undesirable bacteria while the good ones are getting established.

Day 6—a.m., removed almost a cup of starter, added 1/2 c water, 1/2 c whole wheat flour.


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