Starters & Levains

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 I've found my unbleached flour....I'm sooooooo happy. It's gorgeous and creamy too. ...an... read more →

posted 4 years ago
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 Now the worst of the London winter has gone, and my radiators aren't scalding everything in sight in an attempt to keep my feet warm, my poor little ... read more →

commented on 4 years ago
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This was the simplest of starters: unbleached white flour, a little wheat flour, cumin and water.  I'd used and used it, nurtured it for months.&... read more →

commented on 4 years ago
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I am at day 4 of beginning my starter and by the end of each 24 hr period it appears to have a faint pinky colour to it. Is this OK, or should I toss ... read more →

commented on 4 years ago

going away

by rudehamster
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The quasi-starter has now gone, and I've managed to find unbleached flour (yipppeee!) so I've started to follow the instructions on making my own starter. ... read more →

commented on 4 years ago
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Hi there. I have finally got round to making my first sourdough starter.  I'm using the recipe from the 'Moro' cook book....Flour, Water and red ... read more →

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 Hello everyone,Read more read more →

commented on 4 years ago

starter recipe

by mondomama
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 Hi all,I have borrowed Dan Lepard's 'The handmade loaf' from the library and am on day 3 of his starter recipe. The initial mix of 150g water + 2 tsp... read more →

commented on 4 years ago
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I have a gluten sensitivity:Can starters be cultured (once started with wheat) with grain flour other than barley, rye, oats, or wheat?  How does a st... read more →

commented on 4 years ago

Sad Starter

by Mrs. Geddy Lee
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Hello All. I have a sad batch of starter- actually I have two. Both attempts were started with AP and pineapple. They've been fed nothing but AP and p... read more →

commented on 4 years ago
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I have a grand rye starter, coming from persimmons. Had it about a year. Always added rye flour.Can I change - should I change - and add unbleached fl... read more →

commented on 4 years ago
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these are off my camera phone, but you can make out where it is. read more →

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Freezing Starter?

by surfingyogini
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hi all, I'm moving soon and want to take my starter with me... Is it possible to freeze it? If not, can how long can I leave it without having having hole... read more →

commented on 4 years ago

Super Active Starter

by Techinica
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Hi Guys,Been reading through your forums and following the excellent beginners guide on the front page... I've now got myself a starter that I've been... read more →

commented on 4 years ago
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After reading LeadDog's and Davo's posts here, I thought we could have a whole thread to talk about Stiff vs Liquid Starter. Read more read more →

updated 4 years ago
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Arg!  I started reactivating a dried starter yesterday and put it into my oven with the light turned on and a spatula wedged between the door and the ... read more →

commented on 4 years ago