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SD Starter - Day 4 - Tiny Bubbles

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SD Starter - Day 4 - Tiny Bubbles

3/11/08 - 9:30 pm -- My little buckaroo didn't do much after last night's feeding -- he grew a tiny little bit for a little while, then went back to his original size. When I went to feed him tonight, he had a gajillion itty bitty bubbles all through him. The growth and the bubbles were actually more than I expected since I've read that after the early bacterial activity, the starter might go flat and do nothing for a couple of days. So happy to see activity. Stirred him up, dumped all but 1/4 cup, then fed with 1/2 c each of KA AP flour and water.

He smells more starter-like than he did just yesterday. I hope that means there are some yeasties growing.

 

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Marni's picture
Marni

Isn't it great?  When those bubbles show up it's quite exciting.  I'm enjoying a new starter too - baking like crazy.

Marni

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Mini Oven

Does that make your starter a dopelstepwolvchild? 

How's the starter doing now?

 

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raisdbywolvz

Mini O, how did you know? ;)

I'd say it's doing good, but either the bread gods, or Murphy and his infamous laws, have conspired to prove me wrong almost every time. I thought it was doing well and then it totally wasn't. Now it appears to have come back to life. Can it be believed? Is it real, or is it yet another cruel trick perpetrated upon me by the bread gods with their twisted sense of humor?

rbw