Yeast Baby!

I’ve finally done it.  I’ve created my very own sourdough-starting yeast baby.  I promised myself that it would be one of the first things I did once we got situated in the apartment, and true to my word I tossed some flour, water and sugar together to see what would happen.

Days 1 & 2 were fairly uneventful.  Alton Brown’s (ugh) baking book mentioned it would be at least 3 days before anything started happening.  And as much as I loathe the guy, he knows his stuff:

Sourdough Starter Day 3

Sourdough Starter Day 3

But it was day four when the fun really started.  And by fun I mean bubbling madness and the very particular smell that sourdough provides.  I love it.  The middle school science nerd in me just sits there watching it bubble, while the 32-year-old bread nerd in me can’t wait to foster that thing for years to come.  And I’m really interested in trying to make my own sourdough bread, possibly even trying a variation on the pretzel bread.

Sourdough Starter Day 4
Sourdough Starter Day 4

As it continues to grow, I’ll post more photos.  Katie says we should name it, so if anyone has any recommendations, let me know.  This yeast baby *feels* like a girl, but all names are welcome.

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2 Responses to Yeast Baby!

  1. PurpleLuvForeva says:

    or how about Anal Lee Hubbard?

  2. Nathan says:

    What about “Sourdough Sally”?

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