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What a dough head

I tossed my sourdough starter out!  I had put it into a different jar so I could clean the one I normally keep it in, and when I came across this "different" jar of starter in the fridge, I thought it was some extra that had been forgotten.  I just poured it down the drain.  Then today, when I went to feed it...no more starter. >.<

It had just reached a stage where I was finally getting good, consistent results with my bread. Now I have to start all over.

Argh!

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asakiyume
Aug. 16th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
That totally sounds like something I'd do -_-

Ah well.

You could try cultivating your own yeast and working from that? I did that with raisins, and it worked nicely.
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
*nods* That was what this starter was: one I had made myself. Back to the drawing board...er, mason jar. Now where did I put that flour...
mindseas
Aug. 16th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
Aw...
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Dough head, all right.
frigg
Aug. 16th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, major bummer.
mnfaure
Aug. 16th, 2012 01:51 pm (UTC)
I know. Now I have to go knead bread for ten minutes. :P
sunflower_sky
Aug. 17th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
Does sourdough not need to be kneaded? (That sentence sounds funny in my head. :P) Eitan tried to make a starter once but I was weirded out by having something living in my fridge that I needed to feed. o.O Also I don't have the patience to wait so long for something to rise!

I actually love kneading dough.

~D
mnfaure
Aug. 17th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
No, you don't have to knead the sourdough. The long fermentation takes care of that part for you. I used to love to knead dough until I got the tendinitis. Now I find it painful and really got on a no-knead kick.

Don't be weirded out by the starter! It is the coolest thing. And sourdough pasta? Scrumptious! I've been meaning to post a recipe and photos.... One of these days.

I still have a couple of your comments I need to reply to. Gnat brain, that's me.
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