snuffpuppet 2011 August 25 So, what's your starter's pet name? Mine is Tabetha (daughter of Bessie)Category: Sourdough Baking Fave up410 users have voted.
I love my starters, they are my boys, like children, I talk to them and I'm proud of them. I miss them when I away. But I have never wanted to give them names.
My husband named mine: The Monster
He was afraid of it taking over the whole kitchen.
I call my starter - "you better work ... or else"
My starter is called "Shirley" .... after the Sesame Street skit on co-operation - "Lets call it Shirley"
She's been around for 1 year... I wonder what I should do to celebrate her birthday... :)
I have two going at present - one by Brett Noy hence the name "Brett" (the rye one and a bit slower than the white wheat) and the other one by the Bourke Street Bakery hence the name "Bourke". Bourke is doing extremely well and doubling in size overnight - he has a voracious appetite! They were both started only a week ago.
When he was young, I forgot to feed him one night. He revolted and grew so much he was out of the bowl and all over the pantry. Reminded me if the American movie The Gremlins. That's when I knew he was ready to rise bread and stop making brick like loaves. I learned to keep him on the counter where I won't forget, although recently I did it again (I am a busy mom of a 14 month old). What happened is that it went from a great riser of dough with good flavor to a starter that now has unique sourness, but not over the top. I love him even more...I hope he doesn't get too angry at me again, though. I vow to be a better mommy.
Love your post re forgotten culture! My 7 day old one was jumping out of the bowl, so I decided to make my 1st ever loaf with most of it (held back 50gr to start another). There was enough dough after proofing the first time to make 3 loaves! After baking, I am so proud of my self, and although there is not a lot of strong flavours YET, they are so good. It certainly saves throwing out all that excess culture.
Hey this is great,
I'm so impressed that you guys put so much thought into your pet names. One night while refreshing I just knew that I was feeding Tabetha. Kramster, that's a pretty funny video. Thanks for Shirley(ing)
Harold is about 2 1/2 years old and likes a little bit of rye. He's a Brett Noy descendant also :)
I had one starter that I called "Igor." But, I concluded that Igor wasn't very strong. Then I maid my own from what I caught in my back yard. It worked long and hard. So, it's called "Zeus."
I have five different starters (two of which are twins but in separate containers). I don't have individual names for them but I do call them my 'yeasty beasties.' They're my pets and they occupy different corners of my kitchen.
My is called Bruce, a strong Aussie and Barry was his rye brother but now Barry is long gone, Bruce can do it all, need to name my spelt starter, any suggestions?
If it's Spelt its gotta be Shiela!
Our starter is affectionately titled "Goobs!", started by my wife. 100% hydration bread and wheat flour .
Mine has always been called: Chef and his been with me for over 11 years
I love my starter. She's a simple little all-purpose girl, but hard working! She's two and a half years old.
Shotgun - on warm days he sits activating on the front seat of my car riding shotgun.
Voldemort and every loaf is a horcrux! (Harry Potter fans will understand)
What about "Chris Leavens (Evans)" OR "Rise-a(Liza) Minnelli"???
Babs, after Barbara Windsor, she's really bubbly!
Buba Bubblehead ...he's da bubblemister!
Sid is our family's sourdough starters name
My starter is Horace, named after Terry Pratchett's character, Horace the cheese.
I call mine Huey Lewis cus he gives the power of loaf.