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help with my sponge

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sponge - fail

February 18, 2012 - 1:30pm -- jpos123

Hi all,


I am new here, I put info in the intro. forum.

I am new to sourdough, 4 wks. today.  I have 2 failed attempts at waffles w/o a clue as to why.  I did successfully make a choc. sourdough cake.

This morning I was anxious to make sourdough bread.  My starter was on the hungry side (insomnia messes up the hrs. I sleep & wake), but I went ahead in making the sponge.  I peeked every now and then looking for doming, then the last time I saw it had hooch all over it.  :o(

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help with my starter please!

February 1, 2011 - 3:47am -- akouzo

hello everyone,

I've just joined this site and I am hoping you can help me my starter. I work in a restaurant and bake the bread there. However every time I produce a sponge to fement overnight in our Cold room It collapses. I think that possibly I am using too much yeast. Would anyone be able to help. Below is the formula for my starter:

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