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Dried Apricot SD Starter

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xaipete

Dried Apricot SD Starter

Here is an interesting blog by Martin Lersch who tried to make a sourdough starter using dried apricots and an immersion blender.


http://blog.khymos.org/2009/05/21/sourdough-work-in-progress-part-i/


--Pamela


 

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Mini Oven

Are you going to try it?

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xaipete

The guy does have some amazing links on his site.


http://blog.khymos.org/links/people/


--Pamela

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fancypantalons

I still find it odd that people find the need to use these weird, tricky SD starter methods that involve fruit, juice, or other novelties.  Twice, now, I've used this method:


http://www.wildyeastblog.com/2007/07/13/raising-a-starter/


and both times, I've had great success.  The first time, I had an active starter in about nine days.  The second time, I had a starter is just five.  All it took was water, flour, a warm place (I use my oven with the door cracked and the light on), and a lot of patience.



So, tell me, am I really that lucky?  Or are people perhaps overthinking this a little? :)

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xaipete

The guy is some kind of scientist. I posted it mostly because I thought it was an interesting blog with a lot of interesting and unusual links.


--Pamela