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Candida Albicans Sourdough Starter? (Just for fun)

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Candida Albicans Sourdough Starter? (Just for fun)

First, a disclaimer:

There is no intention here of triggering a political debate or offending anyone. I just found this story entertaining and worth sharing.

There's a blogger who seeded a sourdough starter with her own yeast infection (NSFW language and content, but no explicit photos): https://stavvers.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/im-making-sourdough-with-my-vaginal-yeast/

I'm skeptical that her starter is really going to be primarily colonized by candida albicans yeast. I"d bet that after a few days, the usual lactobacilli and wild baking yeasts would take over. Part of me is rooting for her to succeed in her experiment because I'm curious how the bread will taste. She probably doesn't plan to scientifically confirm the cultures she's got going in that starter. She's yet to make the actual bread, but I'll be staying tuned :-).

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clazar123

I hope I don't know this person. I never want to eat in her kitchen.

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dobie

Against my better judgment;

With proper stretch and folds, she just might be able to raise a loaf.

dobie

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dabrownman

than stretch and folds rule the rise in the S&M, underground, sourdough crowd she runs with.  As a libertarian i want to know if SA yeast is a Republican or a Democrat or is this the political food fight yy wanted to avoid?

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dobie

Hmm

Stretch and fold, slap and fold; Democrat, Republican; com si, com sa.

Not sure about the S&M world, but a mind (like a parachute), needs to be open to work.

dobie

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AbeNW11 (not verified)

A no knead approach

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Elisabeth

I say it's bogus.