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Using Different Starters (Ken Forkish/Tartine)

chalk's picture

Using Different Starters (Ken Forkish/Tartine)


I am new to baking bread and have been using many of the recipes in Ken Forkish's new book.  The bread has been turing out fantastic and I have learned a lot in the last two months.  I have a question regarding starters though.  I now have a mature starter from the Forkish book but I would like to try the Tartine Country loaf.  Do i need to start over and create a starter using the forumla in the Tarine book or can I use my mature starter from the Forkish book.


Thanks in advance for any advice.

Laurentius's picture

You can use your current starter, no problem.

isand66's picture

Like Laurentiius says above you can always use a piece of your current starter and conver it over to the same hydration used in another recipe or method.  I do this all the time.

FlourChild's picture

I think the two starters are quite similar.  Your starter will be happiest with any change if you do it gradually over several feedings.