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Sourdough Starter Day 4

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This is a series of posts that were requested by readers when I first began blogging waaaay back in 2011. It walks you through the starting the starter process one day at a time. This is day 4.

You can find How to Start a Sourdough Starter Day 1 here, Day 2 here, and Day 3 here.

Sourdough Starter in glass jar with wooden spoon on table.

Feeding number 6

Well, welcome back.

It’s that time again.

Time to feed the starter.

Again. 🙂

This is what my bubbling friend looked like this morning.

before feeding #6

Not much hooch this time, but quite a few bubbles.


Seems like we are spending a lot of time together and becoming quite close. Perhaps I should name it.

Something old worldy.

Like Beowulf. What do you think?

Feeding number 7

Now tonight, feeding number 7.

before feeding #7

As you can see, Beowulf is doing quite well. Hardly any hooch this time, but quite a bit of bubbly action with bigger bubbles.

Wait, maybe I should name it Bubbles.

Then, when I’m stirring I can sing, “Go Bub-bles, go Bub-bles…”

Or not. I think maybe I should stick with Beowulf.

OK, I have a confession: Do you see how full the jar is?

This morning, I forgot to take out half before I started adding stuff in.

Note to self: I need to make sure to have my caffeine before I play with the starter

So, I just added twice as much water and flour as I would have if I had remembered to take out half first.

Did that make sense to anybody?

Then tonight I took out more than half of what was in there to get back to the same(ish) amount that I’ve been having when I didn’t forget to take out half first.

Whew! I’m so glad I was able to get that off my chest!

And just so you stay with me here, I thought I’d show y’all the sourdough biscuits I made to go with supper tonight.

Sourdough Biscuits in basket

Don’t they look yummy? They are great plain, and even better with some home-made blackberry jelly!

Or syrup. Or honey.

They are really light and tender, great for breakfast or dinner.

Or any other time, come to think of it.

I may need to have one before bed with a nice cup of mint tea.

We are half-way to being able to use the starter for bread!

Great job for sticking with me this far! Now, if you will excuse me, I think I’ll go have a biscuit.


Continue to Day 5.

By on November 16th, 2022

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