Jan
29

Sourdough Explosion!

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This is what happens when your sourdough starter is really active.  We were in the living room when we heard the explosion over everyone cheering while playing a game on the Wii.  It sprayed the starter in a ten-foot radius.  It damaged the ceiling and took a while to clean.

I’ve never had a sourdough explosion before.  I always make my starter with equal parts apple juice kefir and freshly ground flour.  The only difference is that today I added a couple pinches of freshly-ground teff when I fed my starter.   Teff, like rye in the world of gluten, is very active when added to sourdough.  I took the remaining starter and made pizza crust for tomorrow.  I will make pancakes in the morning for breakfast.  I took a new lid and ring and loosely put it on the jar, in case it decides to do a repeat performance tonight while we’re asleep.  I put it in the middle of the bar, on a towel, with nothing near it, so if it overflows it won’t make a mess.  I’ll start the sourdough over after that, this time in a bigger container!

This post is part of Get Real Tuesday.

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Categories : Sourdough

Comments

  1. […] when I opened it over the sink when doing second ferments on water kefir.  I’ve also had a mason jar with sourdough explode and make a huge mess.  She also recently shared a great post on mold and […]

  2. Melinda says:

    I keep a loose cover on my starter for this reason!

    Something that I’m trying is a dry sourdough starter, made from this ‘recipe’ http://www.sourdoughbaker.com.au/starters/desem-sourdough-starter.html I haven’t used it yet, still in the first stages but I’m looking forward to trying it in the next week.

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