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Building a starter

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Building a Starter

July 20, 2010 - 12:14pm -- MickiColl

I'm not exactly a beginner at bread making. I learned at the foot of my Grandmother when I was about 10 (I'm 75 now) but things seem to have changed, and I'm trying to get a new starter going, using the instructions I find, here (I love this site, by the way) Can someone please explain to me, in plain english why I need to throw out 1/2 of my starter every time I refresh it ?

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newbie needs Layman

February 11, 2010 - 1:26pm -- Clasac



I beleive my starter, of AP Flour and Filtered water is doing what it is supposed to do. Now what am I supposed to do with it, and how do I do it, and when? Okay I love baking and I need help understanding the different starters and how you use them, in recipes, when a recipe is calling for yeast.


Please help.

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