My New Pet

What did I get for Christmas this year from my lovely sister? It’s alive and I have to feed it. No, not a dog–bread starter from King Arthur Flour. It shows up like this:

Sourdough Starter

You have to feed it regularly and if you do that, you can make bread whenever you want. I’ve already tried it with mixed success. Making bread requires planning which I didn’t do. My dough sat for too long and the sour flavor really had too much time to develop. You can see photos of the process here. I baked my first loaf last night. It won’t win any beauty contests nor taste contests, but hey, I tried! I think it will take experimenting and lots of practice, which I’m eager to do. I’ll try again this weekend and post the results.

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My First Attempt at Bread

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