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My starter actually worked.

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Nomadcruiser53

My starter actually worked.

Well my 1st attempt at a wild yeast starter "bob" actually worked. I'm so impressed. He was a little slow, but the other night lot's of bubbles, froth and a great smell. I boosted him up to 2 cups total and that doubled in size with nice bubbles over night. I took a cup from that and made the KA sourdough waffles today in my new Belgian waffle maker. My wife was super impressed with taste and texture. Looks like a great start(er) for me and I owe it all to this site and sourdoughlady. Thanks. My next set of days off I'll try a couple loaves of SD bread. Thanks again. Dave

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SulaBlue

It's a GREAT feeling when your sourdough starter is "born." I personally felt very, very proud :) Congrats!

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Janknitz

But being new to the world it is known as "Little Baby Bobby". It is a great feeling to create life from some plain old flour and water (and just a little pineapple juice).

Congrats!

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Soundman

Congratulations! Your creative powers are just beginning!

David

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Jw

congrats, that is really a nice step in baking. Now keep it alive! I might be difficult to use instant yeast now.. Cheers, Jw.

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Nomadcruiser53

My friend named the starter I gave him "John Dough"

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Janknitz

I was about to give up until I realized how cold it was in my house. Then I satrted incubating him in the microwave with a cup of boiled water to wrm it up and he came alive.

Now he is not so temperature sensitive. He lives in the fridge and comes out to play on weekends. He doesn't seem to mind our useasonably cool weather and doubles nicely then holds his peak.