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2021-02-28 A deep dive into feeding sourdough and discard -Mike’s (more or less) Weekly Baking Tips

2021-02-28 A Deep(er) Dive Into Starter Maintenance With a special look at feeding cycles and starter discard Sometimes I wish I was a sourdough newbie all over again. Is it because I could again enjoy learning all about this wonderous process we all immerse ourselves in and revere? Well, yeah, there is that, but mostly …

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Starting a Starter, My Way

Starting a starter, Mike’s Way Express Instructions Detailed Instructions Starter My Way Photo Essay Starter Troubleshooting Express Instructions This is a part of our “Sourdough Starter Primer” and a thumbnail sketch of how I start a sourdough starter. It is, deliberately, devoid of details. I’ve been asked to cut the flowery prose and explanations, so …

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Desem Starter

Laurel’s Desem Starter This is part of our “Sourdough Starter Primer” a deep dive into how to create, maintain and use a sourdough starter. Laurel Robertson’s “The Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book” is one of my two favorite whole grain bread books. It offers a wealth of information about how to make good breads with whole grain …

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My Sourdough Starter Is Slow, What Should I Do

My Sourdough Starter Is Slow, What Should I Do? A recurring problem many sourdough fans face is that their starter slows down, or it loses it characteristic flavor. This is relatively uncommon in commercial bakeries because they use their starter on a daily basis, and because the starter is used so frequently that the acidity of the starter stays under control. …

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