Friday, June 26, 2015

Starter

Warning: this post contains no knitting, but I'm really excited about this so I wanted to share.

Leon and I have always made our own bread. I started making bread in a bread machine my grandmother bought me in 2006, and I did that for quite a few years. Making bread seems easier than buying it from the shops, and I know exactly what's in it. Then, about six months ago, Leon made bread in the oven, and it is actually tastier than the bread machine. Because we do the dough in the Thermomix, the whole process is very easy, and takes two hours, from thinking "I should make bread" to, well this:


What's the next logical step? Growing out own yeast. On Sunday night I started my sourdough starter. The first couple of days nothing much happened. Probably because we're not really heating the house this winter, and the temperature has been hovering around 14 degrees.. So, we popped it in the setup Leon has for brewing. Now I have temperature controlled sourdough starter:

And it really started to go. I'm making my first loaf with it tomorrow. Hopefully my next post will be pictures of succesful bread, made with natural yeast...


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