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50 % hydration Starter

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PetraR's picture

50 % hydration Starter








I fed the Starter at 9.55pm tonight for tomorrows baking and put a rubber band where it was when just fed.

I covered it with plastic wrap and poked 5 tiny holes in it.

Here you see * Gordon * grow:)

* I hope he wont try to get out of that Jar. eeeek *

I love working with Stiff Starters, feeding is less messy and maintaining so much easier.


And off topic, these are my 2 dogs Ben the yellow Labrador who is 9 years old and Eddie the red merle Border Collie who is 4 years old.

They just finished playing with fetch in the Garden.

The headless young Man is my oldes Son:)



dabrownman's picture

would easily last me more than 2 years:-)

PetraR's picture

That gives me enough for my 2 loafs tomorrow and also I have enough left to feed again for next time and some to give to my Neighbours who asked for some before we move in 2 weeks:)

Mind you, family of 6 here , we go through a lot of bread and I do not really have the time with the build stages though I know it is much cheaper with the flour.

One day when it is only my hubby and I.

AbeNW11's picture

It's always satisfying to see your starter behaving so well. I'm proud even on your behalf.

PetraR's picture

Thank you Abe, yes, my Starter is very active, he was made from my 15 month old 100% hydration Starter :)

DavidEF's picture

Why were you up taking pictures at 1:55 AM? Go back to bed, Gordon will be fine. You're acting like a new mommy! LOL!