The Fresh Loaf

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She lives

Floydm's picture
Floydm

She lives

I think I fed my sourdough starter once this summer.  I thought for sure it was a goner, but I fed it last Saturday night and, lo and behold, Sunday morning it had nearly tripled in size.  It baked a great looking loaf.


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arlo's picture
arlo

It's alive! It's Alive!!!!!


And looking great!

Mebake's picture
Mebake

How resilient those organisms are! Great looking loaf, floyd!


 

dmsnyder's picture
dmsnyder

You and your starter back in action!


Nice boule, Floyd.


David

jannrn's picture
jannrn

Congrats Floyd!! I had the same miraculous thing happen to me!! Only my starter hadn't been fed in about 8 months!!! I took it out of the fridge to dump it when I got home...(I am a travel Nurse and had been out of state) but thought why not...so I fed it just to see what would happen and OH MY GOD!!! It smells AMAZING and it so active!!!! Now I am not sure what to do with it!!!! I have read some posters say they keep theirs on the counter and some say they keep theirs in the fridge! I have kept mine out on the counter and fed it yesterday and am DYING to make a loaf or 2 with it today!!! I am getting ready to leave again...this time for 2 years and plan to take it with me in the camper....but I can't seem to find a clear answer on how long to wait after feeding it before I can use it!!! Also....(sorry this is so long!) I have tried more than a dozen times to make various starters and this is the FIRST TIME I actually have had success!! I am SOOOO EXCITED!! Can I use it today???????


THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE THIS SITE!!!


Jannrn

LindyD's picture
LindyD

Cool boule, Floyd.  Pretty design.


At what hydration do you keep your starter?

ehanner's picture
ehanner

Floyd,


Even a dog wouldn't be your buddy with such abuse in the fridge. These little guys sure are loyal.


Eric

wally's picture
wally

Nice looking boule - especially considering the deprived state of your starter.  On the other hand, yeasties have been on this earth longer than us, so maybe they're just toying with our attempts at abuse.


Larry