Our Pet Starters...

Millciti's picture

Many of us are very fond of our starters, often referring to them as pets...   This was...long story, my pet counter starter Fruity - till he became Stinkycheese, and then was terminated by my son-in-law!  He was worried that he had gone over to the dark side.    Not to worry - he has been resurrected from his old mum!  So Fruity Lives!




Feel free to post your favorite pet starter story here!




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TeckPoh 2009 December 6

That is the cutest!!!


I've yet to turn Stretch into something more solid, except when I send him off to new surrogates.

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Karniecoops 2009 December 6

My "Fritz" and his rye flavoured half  brother aren't in the slightest bit cute - wet starters are a bit more like a seething mud pool than a cute wee thing like Fruity!  Might have to make a stiff starter and see what I come up with.  How do you stand drowning Fruity in water and blending him/her with flour every time you make bread - its almost like "murder"!  But then I guess he/she just rises from the ashes like a phoenix every time hey?

Very nice Terri :o)


thefmz 2009 December 18

I had named mine Munchie originally, but my girlfriend at the time said she didn't like eating something with a name, which didn't matter anyway as she forgot to feed him while I was at work one day (he was just getting going, about 5 days in), and he starved to death :(


On the upside though, Munchie 2 is now alive and kicking, and I just baked my very first full sourdough loaf.  It's not perfect by any means, but it's definitely not a doorstop!


Anyway, glad I'm not the only one who sees my starter as a pet! :)

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