I made a sourdough bread starter this morning. Here's how I did it if you want to make some too. You'll be able to make some great sourdough bread in 3-4 days. (I'll provide that recipe too.)
All you need are 4 ingredients.
2 cups water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
In a GLASS bowl, mix the water, sugar, and yeast with a wooden spoon. Dump in the flour and stir to combine. I pressed mine up against the sides of the bowl to break up some of the lumps, but it doesn't have to be completely smooth. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Leave it out on the counter for 3-4 days, stirring once or twice a day, again with a WOODEN spoon. Don't use a metal bowl or spoon. It can ruin your yeast and your bread won't rise.
After the 3 or 4 days are up, it's ready to use. Take out the amount your recipe calls for and add the below ingredients to "feed" the yeast. Combine well, cover, and refrigerate until you're ready to use more. If you don't use the starter after 4 days, refrigerate it. "Feed" the mixture once a week with 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of flour, and 1/4 cup sugar. Or just throw it away or give it away if you don't want to use it again.
You can use any sourdough bread recipe you like, but I'll be back in a couple of days with the recipe I'm using.
I may have stolen these rocks yesterday from a parking lot landscape. The Captain may have threatened to leave me there when I jumped out of the car to get them. "That's stealing!," he yelled. "Oh, get over yourself!," I yelled back. How else was I supposed to get some smooth rocks like this? There are no rivers around here big enough to produce rocks like this, and I think you have to buy a gazillion of them at, uh, um, the rock store? I don't know!
I've been wanting a couple so I could crochet little doilies around them like this:
I just want to try it to say I've done it.
(I know my sister is having a cow right now and saying, "I want some of those!")
Aren't you, Patsy?
Again, I want to show you my mad photog skilz...NOT!
I tried really hard to get a good picture of Fletcher with his tongue out giving Sammi some good lovin' yesterday. This is the best I could do, and I thought it was kind of funny. I think my shutter speed was too slow? (That kinda sounds like I know what I'm talking about, doesn't it? Well, I don't.)
Go see Jacquie's RED and WHITE Pillow!
That is all.
That is all.