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no rise PLEASE HELP!

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Sourdough failure?

April 4, 2009 - 2:31pm -- jeanx

I have a sourdough starter that's a week old.


I have been feeding it every 12 hours, without discarding any.


I fed it this morning and 2 hours later, tried to make a loaf using the San Francisco Sourdough recipe from this website.


It hasn't risen after 4 hours.


I noticed 2 things about the recipe. #1, it never said "knead the dough", so I didn't. I just did exactly what the recipe says. 


and #2, it calls for Buttermilk, but never said when to add it- so again- I didn't.

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