Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sally lives!

Oh dear, I thought I'd killed her!

I had neglected Sally Sourdough starter so badly, she looked ghastly. A nasty scummy film of I don't know what covered her. The colour was not good either! I carefully removed said scum which only left a bit of Sally left. I then tipped all of her into a bowl and fed her, just 1/4 cup of bakers flour and 1/4 cup of water. I fed her a few more times later on Sunday. That was yesterday and today she has rallied and at least showed signs of life...

When I got home at lunch time I portioned off a good 1/2 cup into another bowl and fed her again. I tipped this Sally back into her jar. She must be happy because this is how bubbly she was when I got home tonight.

This is the remainder so I will mix dough tonight to rise overnight. Looks like Sally lives to see another day!

Cheers - Joolz xx

6 comments:

  1. You've got the magic touch by the looks. Sourdough is so addictive and our guests chow through it with dips, cheese and hummus too.

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    1. My biggest problem is that we don't eat enough of it to warrant a daily bake. I should have been bread making 10 years ago when both my girls were home! But you're right, it is addictive! :)

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  2. I kill my sourdough on a regular basis...and my mom is always nice enough to give me more!

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    1. I really must take more care and feed it regularly!

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  3. Oh dear, that was close Joolz. I have dried some of my Gertrude so I have some as backup and to give away. I love my Gertrude. LOL! Sad isn't it?

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    1. Too close! But yes, I've also dried some Sally starter just in case! I've got a loaf and 12 bread rolls in the oven right now. Perfect rise!

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