22 March 2010

You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread,

Sourdough - My version
The above critter was found rolled up in my cheesecloth. I could see a dark splotch as I used the cloth and as I unrolled it, I discovered the source.
2 cups of water to 1 cup of flour. Cover with cheesecloth (lady bug free) and let sit for several days. I let mine sit for 3 or 4 days. It starts to stink. Like puke. Don't stir or touch.
Then, it looks like this. Bubbly and gooey and stinky. Mix with bread ingredients of choice. I did very simple: flour, salt, olive oil, water, and about a cup of starter. Mix, knead for at least 10 minutes, let rise for several hours, then bake with a pan of water in the bottom of the oven.
, This is a thick, hearty bread that will last only a day or two.
I've found, the more you knead, the better the consistency.
I am also trying to use up all my yarn that I currently have instead of buying new.
I end up with the dregs..Soon to try re-knitting..

1 comment:

Shug said...

I hope that you did not keep the Ladybug batch. Please tell me that you started over.....