Carl’s sourdough starter is here! I have a snack-size baggie with 1 teaspoon of dried starter granules:
It’s dried and has to be revived. The directions say to mix 1 tablespoon of water with 1 teaspoon of dried starter:
let that sit for a few minutes, then add 1 tablespoon of flour:
Theoretically, this makes a very small amount of 100% hydration starter, but this mixture is very dry, and the directions say it should have the consistency of “thin pancake batter,” which this obviously does not. So I added a little more water:
That looks more like it. This sits overnight, and then I’ll feed it again.
Right now, I’m following directions. Beginning tomorrow morning, I’ll feed the starter with equal weights of water and flour.
Meanwhile, on the dessert front, our weather has been cooler than normal, and i was thinking of making sticky toffee pudding, but tomorrow’s high will be near 80, so now I’ll have to think of something else.