Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Starter doughs

Ok well as you can see ive not been blogging for ages!! Two reasons 1. Things have been super busy for me lately and 2. I lost my way a bit and drew a blank on what to tell you all. Crap excuses I know but thats what im sticking to!! So here we are with starter doughs. A starter dough is basically growing your own strain of yeast using the wild yeast that is in the air all around us. Why? I hear you ask! Well my dry goods supplier called to tell me he had yeast issues. (after telling him to see a doctor not a chef I realised he might not be able to get any) so I investigated different ways of making the bread that kicked off the whole way we do things at the school, and found a recipe on google for a sour dough starter. Ive only started to grow it today so will be letting you know how it goes and if its actually worth the hassle!
Heres how to start.
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 table spoon sugar
Mix them all together in a deep mixing bowl preferably glass but never steel. Cover losely with a clean cloth. The starter needs to breathe so cling film is no good. Stir 2 to 3 times a day for 3 days. This is only for the first batch of starter all you need to do then is reserve a cup full and add 2 cups water and 2 cups flour. Ill keep you posted and chuck in some pics too!!

No comments: