Sour Dough Starter
The starter is almost like water last few times I have used it. Each time I thought it would not do as it is supposed to but after over night to develop a sponge it was bubbly and had grown a little. I baked with it and had a good loaf of bread.
If I use 1 cup I replace with 1 cup of water and 1 cup of flour. Stir with a wooden spoon and let it sit on the counter for 24 hrs before I put it in the refrigerator for next use.
I wanted to make bread again and yesterday I looked at my starter and it had as normal a lot of hooch on it plus quite liquid form starter. I normaly stir the hooch right back into the starter and then use what ever I need and replace as above.
After sitting last night the spounge really did not do much. not the great amount of bubble I am used to seeing. plus it did not seem to have done much as far as rising.
My starter I added to when I took out the 1 cup now seems like it is weak or has run out of food when I look at it this am.
I do not smell a unpleasant odor . It just is very much like water with a flour color.
The directions for the starter was what I have follower and I weigh with a scale per instructions every time. I could ????? add more flour but that would change my hydration level if I am correct.
Any ideas. I do not think the starter is bad it just acts hungry.