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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #930 on: December 19, 2013, 04:52:03 am »
Hi there I have had no success with sour dough ever since my super starter exploded out of the jar and I had to start again. My starter looks ready but my loaf is just not rising even after many hours in warm place - any tips??

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #931 on: December 19, 2013, 06:04:48 am »
GHM,  what recipe did you use?  Let us start there!,

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #932 on: December 19, 2013, 06:08:12 am »
Hi ACW I am using the recipe at the start of this thread!

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #933 on: December 20, 2013, 12:52:53 am »
I have a confession to made. My starter has sat in the fridge and been ignored for probably 6 months >:(
I have just cleaned out my fridge and found it. It has gone completely hard and has a horrible dark layer on top. I have tipped it out onto the bench and it has cracked into pieces. I rescued a couple of pieces without any of the dark layer on it, and turboed it a few times to make a powder. I have put the 1 1/2 tablespoons of powdered starter in a clean jar and fed it with a tablespoon of flour and 3 tablespoons of water, and immediately I can see some bubbles forming. What do you think my chances are of rescuing it?
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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #934 on: December 20, 2013, 04:26:54 am »
ES I think your chances are pretty high. GHM I am looking forward to read what Chookie has to say.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #935 on: December 20, 2013, 04:43:38 am »
ES , bayou should be ok.
GHM,  this is the recipe I use most.  I think several other are also using it.
Did you use filtered water,  and what flour are you using?

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #936 on: December 20, 2013, 05:35:23 am »
Hi ACW I use Allied Bakers flour that i buy in bulk from cash n carry and yes filtered water :)

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #937 on: December 20, 2013, 06:48:24 am »
What is happening now to both bread and starter?
Could you post photo.?
Where do you live? Because if starter is no good I could post you some.
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Ave you used this flour to make successful yeast bread. ?

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #938 on: December 20, 2013, 07:36:02 am »
GHM after the Christmas rush I could let you have some starter if you like.
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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #939 on: December 20, 2013, 08:17:52 am »
Thanks Cookie.  Between all of us ,  we will get you going.

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #940 on: December 20, 2013, 09:29:31 am »
Thanks Cookie and Cookie. I'll let you know how I get on
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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #941 on: December 20, 2013, 07:28:44 pm »
ES ,  can post you some also ,  if it doesn't work. 

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #942 on: February 27, 2014, 10:35:34 pm »
I am a bit busy at the mo, but hope to spend some time reading this thread and finally trying to master SD. I have had some disasters in the past.
I know I need to not be distracted as then I will miss the right time to bake etc.
Will try to keep you posted.

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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #943 on: February 28, 2014, 07:40:47 am »
I find that my SD can take ages to start rising and then when it starts it just bolts. Then other days it does something different. All good fun. I plan on doing a couple of loaves over the weekend so I can share some happy starter with Bedlam on Tuesday at coffee.
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Re: All About Sour Dough .
« Reply #944 on: February 28, 2014, 10:14:28 pm »
Thanks so much Cookie, i hope it didnt mean a change of plan.
Denise