Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sourdough Experiments: Day 4

After yesterday's feeding my little kitchen monster became very active! It started to bubble and expand almost immediately--within a couple of hours it was almost to the top of the container! It stopped about a centimeter from the top, though, and stayed that way for the remaining time.

The smell was very strong and beer-like. No layer of hooch.

I was about an hour late today. Here's what I did:

- Stirred down the beast.
- Measured out 1/4 cup and discarded the remaining mixture. (Do you think it will eat away any buildup in my drain?)
- Added 1/4 cup AP flour and 1/4 cup filtered water

It's back in the microwave for ambient warmth. No photo today--not much to see. The surface right now has little bubbles around the edges.


PetiteKitchen said...

Sounds good. Once that stuff can double itself in 8 hours or less from here, it's ready! By the way, I don't recall where, but I have heard the stuff's good for a septic system.

Amanda said...

Thanks. My drain does seem to be working a bit faster! :P

graywolff said...

I'm trying to remember WHY you are doing this Yeast thing??

Amanda said...

Wel, greywolff, a large part of it is to satisfy my curiosity. I want to see if I can do it. I want to observe the process first-hand. And, if we like the bread it makes, it will be an economical choice instead of keeping a jar of instant yeast in the fridge for breadmaking, which costs over $8.

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