Managing Sourdough Starter Properly
I am brand new to this forum and haven't had much time to peruse the site, but do like what I see thus far and am hoping to gain much information as I have time to read and learn. Hopefully someone is online now and can give me some feedback ASAP. Previously, I baked the Sourdough Banana Bread someone posted and it was the best banana bread we've ever eaten! It rose good and had such great flavor! I'm getting ready to bake more of it, which brings me to this post! I'm new to using and maintaining Sourdough Starter so there is much I do not know regarding taking care of it. How do I know my starter is okay to use if I have not fed it recently? I've "heard" it is important to feed Sourdough Starter at least once or twice the day or night before you are to use it. I haven't fed my starter for about 3 or 4 days. Does that mean I shouldn't bake with it today and should instead feed it today and bake tomorrow, or is there a way to tell it is healthy and okay to use today? I would prefer not to waste ingredients if the starter is not okay to use, thus my question. Thanks in advance for feedback.