Feel so nervous - like it's a first date or something!
I have been baking for a few years now. For the last 18 months I've made all our breads and before that, on and off with about 30% of our bread needs for a few years before that, but... I've never done a sourdough. I have tons of baking books. I've read about starters here and in books and have settled on doing the Pineapple juice starter, but I'm so scared to get started? WHY?
It's like it's a first date or something - something I need to commit to! We are just back from a month long vacation to Croatia (where my husband is from) and with the kitchen still being warm due to summer, but not too warm, nows the time to start, but why the fear?
Fear it won't grow? Fear it will double out of control? (I laughed at the Mamoth bake thread as that is SOOOOO something I would do. Wait - HAVE done when someone gave me the Amish Friendship bread starter and I just kept feeding it and not using it. In the end I made like 12 loaves of bread - using ALL the starter to just get rid of it. I couldn't kill it as that would be killing a living thing - something I was supposed to keep alive as a promise. Oy vey!)
Anyway, I'm so nervous about sourdoughs and I don't know why! Can I be the only one? Seems not! but I don't understand the jitters!