Just in case you missed them, here’s part 1, part 2, & part 3.
Feeding number 6
Well, welcome back.
It’s that time again.
Time to feed the starter.
This is what my bubbling friend looked like this morning.
Not much hooch this time, but quite a few bubbles.
Seems like we are spending a lot of time together and becoming quite close. Perhaps I should name it.
Something old worldy.
Like Beowulf. What do you think?
Feeding number 7
Now tonight, feeding number 7.
As you can see, Beowulf is doing quite well. Hardly any hooch this time, but quite a bit of bubbly action with bigger bubbles.
Wait, maybe I should name it Bubbles.
Then, when I’m stirring I can sing, “Go Bub-bles, go Bub-bles…”
Or not. I think maybe I should stick with Beowulf.
OK, I have a confession: Do you see how full the jar is?
This morning, I forgot to take out half before I started adding stuff in.
Note to self: I need to make sure to have my caffeine before I play with the starter.
So, I just added twice as much water and flour as I would have if I had remembered to take out half first.
Did that make sense to anybody?
Then tonight I took out more than half of what was in there to get back to the same(ish) amount that I’ve been having when I didn’t forget to take out half first.
Whew! I’m so glad I was able to get that off my chest!
And just so you stay with me here, I thought I’d show y’all the sourdough biscuits I made to go with supper tonight.
Don’t they look yummy? They are great plain, and even better with some home-made blackberry jelly!
Or syrup. Or honey.
They are really light and tender, great for breakfast or dinner.
Or any other time, come to think of it.
I may need to have one before bed with a nice cup of mint tea.
We are half-way to being able to use the starter for bread!
Great job for sticking with me this far! Now, if you will excuse me, I think I’ll go have a biscuit.
So I somehow missed that I was supposed to be dumping 1/2 each feeding and am now on my 6th feeding (started it 3 days ago) so I just dumped half this morning. Is that okay? Or should i start over?
It probably hasn’t been getting enough to feed on. But there’s no need to start over. Just continue to discard and feed twice a day moving forward.
It will probably take a little longer for it to get strong enough to use. But you should be good.