This morning I didn’t have as much dark liquid on top of my starter as I did yesterday. Here’s what my jar looked like:
Have you been sniffing your jar? I thought today mine smelled just a little tiny bit sour…just a little tiny bit.
Today…do just like you did yesterday: Pour off most of the liquid on top (I only had about a tablespoon today)…put your starter into a clean jar or glass bowl…add a cup of flour and a cup of water…stir it…replace the cheesecloth and put it back in it’s warm nest. Really, making sourdough takes no time at all. (Even including my jar sniffing time this process probably only took 2 minutes this morning.)
My jar is almost half full now…I may have to switch to a big glass bowl by the time these seven days are up!
And speaking of glass bowls…Jayme asked WHY it has to be glass? Can you use plastic bowls?
Sourdough should always be prepared in glass and baked in either glass or stoneware. Sourdough is acidic, therefore it will react with metal and plastic. It is very porous…so it will absorb the metalic or plastic-y tastes and qualities. For that matter…I try to always stir my sourdough with a wooden spoon.
So…go sniff your jar…feed your sourdough…and come report back to us here about how your sourdough is doing! :)