Thursday, June 13, 2013
Sourdough Bread and Pancakes. The bread that won the west!
Well, okay, a bit of an exaggeration, but many 49er miners and Alaskan gold hunters were fed by this extraordinary tasting bread. AND the pancakes! Love them.
Here you see me in my happy face hat knitted by one of my sweet friends. My husband calls me 'fuzzy' lol. Not bald but I do resemble baby bird fuzz.
So I started my Sourdough starter May 30th.
I tried to start a starter on my own earlier but managed to only make smelly cement.
So I bought San Francisco Sourdough Bread Starter. The real deal.
water and the starter. Mix it up and now I wait for the little beasties to grow.
So while we wait - a little history. Sourdough, if you can believe this started way back in 1500 BC in Egypt. Just doesn't have the same ring as San Francisco Sourdough does it?
It gets it's sour taste because of the lactobacilli wild yeast that forms lactic acid. Different areas apparently make a different taste from the strain of wild yeast.
There are strains from way back in 1849 still actively being used.
Here's my starter on day one >
So I fed it flour and water and let it grow some more for my pancakes the next morning.
I was sure to put a cup of starter away in the fridge. And then made my pancakes.
Yummy light and fluffy. I enjoyed them.
If you'd like to order the starter $9.99 I think it was.
Here is the link
San Francisco Sourdough Starter
Maybe next I'll try the Sourdough bread. : )
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