After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sourdough day 10--It's baking day!


So last night I mixed my starter with the 2 cups of water and 2 cups of flour to make my sponge. I was nervous. But, this morning I woke up (at 5am and I'm bitter about it) to this!

Fungus foam! It made me a little less bitter. NOT a morning person here.

So, I made the dough.

Start with 2 cups of sponge (you should have some left. That's your starter for next time.)
Add 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp oil (I used olive oil), 4 tsp sugar.
Add 3 cups flour a little at a time until you have a dough. Knead it well.
After I had my dough all kneaded, I put some oil in the glass mixing bowl and put the dough in there--flipped it so the top was oiled.

Now I'm waiting.

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