Starter Hydration – Liquid, Stiff or somewhere in the middle?

Starter hydration has an impact on how you maintain and use your sourdough culture. For example, the other day one wordpress commenter pointed out on my blogpost when is a sourdough starter ready that hydration impacts whether you can successfully use a float test - if for example you have a low hydration, stiff sourdough starter, it won't float… Continue reading Starter Hydration – Liquid, Stiff or somewhere in the middle?

When is a sourdough starter ready?

The readiness of a sourdough starter, for baking or otherwise, depends greatly on the age (hours since refreshment) of the starter in it's perpetual cycle of refreshment. Here's a little diagram of this cycle which we will explore in the text below:- How old is your sourdough starter? Your starter cycle begins at hour zero… Continue reading When is a sourdough starter ready?

Drying and Storing Sourdough Culture

One of the great things about writing a guide, especially a "how to guide", is learning through doing and then writing about it. A good example is drying and storing a sourdough culture. I've read numerous times about the concept of drying and storing sourdough culture, and indeed have seen dried sourdough culture for sale,… Continue reading Drying and Storing Sourdough Culture

Wheat Sourdough Starter – Day Zero

Flour arrived from our friends at Highland Wholefoods - some lovely Golspie Wholewheat flour from the far North, and some equally lovely Stoates white from the far south of our little island. We also got some Highland rapeseed whilst we were at it from a farm in Aberdeenshire. Love shopping good local food. Started the… Continue reading Wheat Sourdough Starter – Day Zero

2015 – Project Sourdough Culture

Happy new year Doughies followers, wishing you all a happy 2015. 2014 has been a bit quiet on the sourdough front here at doughies owing to current life circumstance, with all our bread making equipment in local storage and life continuing in an oven-less static caravan whilst our house is built, and the wood fired oven… Continue reading 2015 – Project Sourdough Culture