First time question about Nourishing Traditions Sourdough Starter
I realize I probably need to toss what I did today and start over.
But before I do, I thought I would check with this group.
I was trying to make the starter from Nourishing Traditions. On the first day, she wants you to grind 2 C. of rye flour, which I did. However, I ground 2 C. of rye, which made a lot more than 2 C. of flour. I used it anyway (so I'm actually not sure how much flour I used, maybe 4 C?), and instead of addingthe 2 C. of water called for, I ended up using 4 C. to make it "soupy" as she described.
So, the moral of the story is don't make sourdough starter for the first time when you are babysitting two extra little kids in addition to your own, trying to do some school at home with the older ones, and dealing with a crisis on the phone.
Anyway, is there any salvaging this? Can I just follow the directions from there (for the next 7 days adding 1 C. of rye flour -- measured after grinding -- with water) or do I need to toss half of what I did yesterday and then follow the directions? Or just start over?