Thursday, September 29, 2011


Zany. No other word for it. But it seemed like such a good idea at the time! The lure of sourdough loaves baking in my kitchen as we fall into autumn made me do it. You get the idea, gather supplies, mash something, stir in a few additional things, tweak it in between all the daily extras on Monday morning. After all, it was on the long list of one of the those things I wanted to do in my lifetime.

Alas, I did not think about this week's momentum and what it entailed to keep a sourdough starter alive and well. Did I truly realize what I was doing or where my week was taking me? Making the starter was a simple enough process, but the other requirement involves a special form of babying.

And did I mention we are leaving for the coast tomorrow morning?

 Reliable babysitter. Helpful if you live in a warm environment and enjoy stirring in warm water and flour.


Gigi said...

Oh dear, guess you'll have to take it with you ;).
Now that's it's a little cooler here, I've got the cooking bug too. Want to bake bread and have yummy things simmering away on the stove making the house smell all welcoming and homey.
Have fun on your trip!

wayside wanderer said...

I would volunteer to babysit for you in a heartbeat! I think it would be fun. Years ago I did the whole Friendship Bread starter. I gained 10 pounds. Won't be doing THAT again.

Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear about it.

Hill upon Hill said...

Would you be able to tell me how you made the starter and then how you go about making the bread?

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