I’m not sure if it’s going well. There was water pooling on top of the mixture today. I stirred it in and then added 100 g of flour and only 75 g of water, as suggested in the comments of yesterday’s video. I’ll let it sit for another day and see how it goes.
The smell of the sourdough starter has me confused and a bit worried. Yesterday, it was smelling unpleasantly sweet. Today, it smells dusty. I’m also surprised that the starter has a liquid like consistency because it’s been goopy until today. Finally, I removed a good chunk of the starter because the jar is getting full.
If you know what’s going on and can offer any advice, please let me know.
There isn’t much of an update for today. But, it’s working! The sourdough starter is fermenting and bubbling up nicely.
I was shocked to see a few bubbles in the starter today. I’m glad to see that it’s working, though. The math is confusing me a bit because it’s looking to me like 100 g is being added on every day. If that’s the case, there’s going to be a lot of starter at the end of this week.
Who hasn’t wanted to make sourdough in the last two years? I thought I’d give it a go. After watching a number of videos and reading a few articles, I decided to just go ahead and see if I can’t get something to work. I’m going to try to track my progress over the next week.
I made a terrible cup of tea yesterday. It was bitter and dry, like red wine that’s been left out overnight.Continue reading “Taking time out for tea”
I sharpened a Blackwing 602 pencil with a Blackwing Two-Step Long Point Sharpener. It tripped me up a bit but I got it in the end. Next, I write.