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soughdough for a beginner

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frank's picture
frank

soughdough for a beginner

I am not having much luck with spoughdough.I am currently trying a recipe from the miller of my flour.Soughdough is not a common bread in the UK so am not getting much help. When I was in Sanfrancisco  I fell in love with the taste and the texture.But so far my attempts all failed.The starter is fine and spongy and the recipe calls for 50/50 starter and rye flour but so far the dough just sits there doing nothing even after several hours.Any advise or suggetions  appreciated. 

Gibbeon's picture
Gibbeon

I guess the first question would be what kind of sourdough starter are you using to make the sponge with? I know I've heard of several different methods, so I was just curious.

What is the recipe that you're using?

I've been making sourdough about every other weekend for a couple of years now, and I'd be happy to help you if I can.

frank's picture
frank

My latest recipe says 1xcup rye flour 1xcup water.It makes a nice spongy mix.But it is the next step that seems to be my prob.

Susan's picture
Susan

You can have fun and learn at the same time with this one.

Susan

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frank

Thanks for the tip Susan it helps a lot know what should be happening.