Monday, 13 June 2011


My replacement sourdough starter is orking well.

I baked a couple of sourdough loaves the other day.  They were quite good. As it staled, the bread made fantastic (and fantastically noisy!) toast.

I'm trying to move Stan the Starter to being fed weekly.  Yesterday it had been 4 days since he was last fed, and he was looking a bit sorry for himself. I took him out of the fridge yesterday morning. When he'd had time to wake up, I divided him and fed both halves,  and last night I put one of the halves back in the fridge.  I realised that I probably didn't need to feed the spare half if I was going to use it in bread,  so I ended up with a large amount of sourdough to be used.

So. I made one pain de campagne,  and 2 sourdough loaves.  On a whim, I decided to stick one of the sourdough doughs into the freezer instead of the oven,  so it will be interesting to see whether it still makes good bread. I'll find that out in a few days.

In the meantime I have two rather attractive loaves sitting on the worktop calling me.


  1. You know, in all my years of making bread I have never made sourdough - will have to give it a try.