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My New Starter

January 25, 2012 - 1:01pm -- Kodiak7777

Hello,

         I have decided to make a sourdough starter.

Using approx 15 grams of bread flour and 15 grams of fresh pineapple juice, I have created this

It has a consistency of thick pancake batter.

I have the starter in a glass jar, with a loose lid on top, and its sitting next to a rice cooker for warmth.

The last starter I made didn't seem to rise enough when I made bread, even after a 5-10 hour first rise.

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Bread Alone, By Daniel Leader & Judith Blahnik

November 2, 2011 - 7:17am -- granny627

Years ago I made bread and didn't worry about it.  I don't remember all these words, biga, poolish, etc.  I just did what my Grandma did.  Now in my retirement I'm trying my hand at it again.  I have this book Bread Alone, Leader & Blahnik, another Bread by the Moons.   Bread Aline is very detailed and I did get bread, but took forever and the dough was very loose.  

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