Monday, August 15, 2011

Sourdough Starter - Day 1

Well, I'm not sure how I got to the website, but I found this website which talks about sourdough starters and how good they are for pizza dough, etc.  So I figured I'd give it a try.  I love fresh bread :)

(I do remember, a highschool classmate posted on facebook some pictures taken at Maria's Pizza in Milwaukee, and since I live north of there I had to google that restaurant and see more, so I did, and on her website is the blog about the sourdough. :)  ... now you know how my mind works .. sort of... !)

Anyway .. I decided to try it.

Day 1:  Mix in a mason jar 1/2 oz flour and 1 oz water (by weight).  Shake to mix, and put on cover. (scratch that, reverse it .. put on cover, then shake!)

Now, I'm shaking instead of stirring for now .. it's easier and one less thing to wash!  Actually, I swirled more then I shook ... technicalities ya know!

Here is the jar set up with some pre-measured flour containers.  That way I don't have to get out the scale every day, and these Tupperware Snack Cups fit the bill very nicely.  I think I premeasured flour for 5 days ..
 Here's a picture of inside the jar after swirling to mix.
 Here's an interesting fact .. did you know that 1 oz of water by volume is the same as 1 oz of water by weight?  I thought that might be the case, but today I proved it! :) Yeah for me !


Anonymous said...

I am going to follow your blog and see if this is something I might want to do in the future
Linda in WI

Tara K said...

Great! :) Day 2 post coming up later this afternoon!