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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Friday, April 8, 2011

MY FIRST BATCH

There are so many things I'm interested in doing but somehow they stay on my To Do List as something else gets my attention. Sometimes I just need that little nudge. That's what  happened yesterday when I visited Doris' blog at Moments in Time. She had made a batch of fresh sourdough bread from her sourdough starter and my mouth was watering.

I recently bought a cookbook called Sourdough Cookery. I've been looking at it several times and put it back on the shelf. There are all kinds of recipes  imaginable, even sourdough cakes and cookies. So I JUST DID IT. I made my own sourdough starter and will attempt to make some recipes from my cook book as soon as the starter is ready to use. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope that it works as it's warm by day and cooler by night. I covered the bowl  with Seran wrap and I stirred it all up as it was bubbling  quite a bit. I can't wait to make some sourdough biscuits. I'll start with something small. I may even takes some pictures if they don't disappear before I have a chance.



Until next time, stay safe over the weekend and be happy.  Thanks for visiting, I enjoy your comments  JB

11 comments:

  1. Good luck. I have never made bread and my one try of biscuits years ago turned out like hockey pucks! Hope yours are fluffy and yummy.

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  2. Have fun with this. I love sourdough bread but have never made it myself, except for the kind made in my bread maker. I'm sure your biscuits will be delicious.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  3. Good for you, can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  4. you are always busy. I can't wait to see your sour dough cooking. When I was a young bride the girls I worked with passed the starter around I made coffee cake with mine. and it was yummy. I have been sticking to the bread machine for bread I need to get my hands in the dough.
    good luck
    cathy

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  5. I haven't made a sour dough starter in years. It is a bit like chemistry with the bubbling and the waiting for it to proof. I can't wait to see how it all turns out. Yum.
    Courtney

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  6. I love sourdough bread, husband not so much. I mean he doesn't like sourdough, not I don't like him. teehee.
    Looking forward to seeing what all you make.

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  7. Julia, the trick with sour dough started is to not rush it. Give it several days to ferment. I always put a cup or so in a plastic container and put it in the freezer. That way if I lose my starter I always have a bit to defrost and feed to start again. I like to keep it going over a period of years - its best when it get thick and really sour. Good luck with yours. I'm so glad to have you as a reader of my blog. Please let me know if you need any help.

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  8. Hi Julia,
    Thank you for your sweet comments about Jordan. I just thought I'd let you know that he's my nephew, not my son. Thank you so much for sending a card :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  9. Julia, That is so funny I found a recipe for starter sour dough in a old Early american Life magazine two weeks ago. I was going to start it last week and then it was cold in my kitchen so I didn't think it would work. How funny we both had starter on our mind. Your starter looks great!Cheri

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  10. MMMM! It'll be just delicious! Everything sourdough is marvelous! Good Luck with it, but it already looks successful. The benfits of sourdough are that it is even good...or should I say not bad, for a diabetic. It is the lowest glycemic bread available. It digests well too.
    You are right...it is making my mouth water, Julia!!!

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  11. Can't wait to see how these turn out. You amaze me at how much you get done in a weeks time. I can't imagine you having anything left on a to do list. lol
    Thanks honey for all the get well wishes and prayers. I know their working it just not as fast as we want it to be.
    Been in bed all day and just had to get up and around for a little while.
    Love ya
    Maggie

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