Sunday, January 09, 2011

Speaking of New Beginnings

When I give Moochie baths, I stand there and read my cookbooks after he's been soaped up and rinsed and just plays in the water until he reaches prune-status.

Why yes, I still give him baths in the kitchen sink.

I've always wanted to try a sourdough starter. I'm not really fond of straight up sourdough bread, but there are so many things you can add it too.

After coming across a recipe for sourdough starter while giving Moochie a bath last night, I decided to try some.

Why not?

Sourdough Starter 1/9/11

What's the worst that could happen?

I end up with some rotten paper mache paste.

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Pruney Moochie comment!! Does he get that way every time? And doesn't he mind that you are reading cook books and not giving him ALL you attention?

Love, Mom

2:45 PM  
Blogger janna said...

My problem with sourdough starter (and other starters) is keeping them going. Mine always die..... So - good luck!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

I'm thinking your kitchen sink must be much cleaner than mine ever is...

6:55 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

I'm not a big fan of sourdough bread, but had no idea you could change it up to make it better. Hope it turns out well!

8:18 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

I managed to keep a starter going all through my senior year of college. I baked bread every week and it was super yummy! Good luck!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I wish I liked the flavor of the sourdough but I just don't. My family does, though, so I make it on occasion. It' been quite a while (I buy it more than I make it).

Bathing in the kitchen sink is required for a small kid. So much easier than in the tub.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Not exactly a sourdough,,,, but the base dough keeps for up to 2 weeks according to the article. Plus there are about 5 recipes using the master dough recipe. Check it out!

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/Artisan-Bread-In-Five-Minutes-A-Day.aspx

11:22 AM  
Anonymous joymama said...

I've done sourdough before and I liked it but I did have a hard time keeping it going. I loved making sourdough english muffins best. Good luck.

Nancy---thanks for the link. I started a batch.

I've made no-knead bread and it's really good and this is similar but you make four loaves over two weeks.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous SiressYorkie said...

We've always had those ridiculously small European sinks during the time that I could fit a kid into one, so I've never had that joy. Always wanted to, though, because of all the other stuff you could get done whilst the kid is splashing about, but knowing me, I'd absently stick a fork in the water to soak or dump some old cereal milk in...

I'm glad you informed us the sourdough starter wasn't worth it. I've always wanted to try it, as I'm quite fond of sourdough. Can you use it for something else, say, re-gluing roofing shingles?

2:15 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

I've always wanted to try making a sourdough starter. There was an article in the Food section of the LA Times a while back, apparently some people keep their starters going for years!

12:45 AM  
Anonymous joymama said...

I made the dough from Nancy's link. It's good. I made the pizza dough the first day and it was easy to work with and baked up just like we like it. I made a baguette last night and it was great and it looked beautiful.

1:56 PM  

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