Making a Sourdough starter, first refreshment
I do hope your starter has started growing well and that you can see signs of cultures coming to life in the form of gas bubbles throughout the dough. It should smell richly creamy at this stage
Here’s a picture of how mine looks today, lying on its side
And here it is pictured from the top. You can see the beginnings of a crust forming and its slightly dome shaped.
It’s now ready to be refreshed. So here is what you need to do.
1. Discard 2/3 of it (yes, I said 2/3, as painful as this may be)
2. Add 1/4 cup of water and 1/2 cup of white bread flour
3. Stir until all the flour is hydrated
4. Cover it with the lid, but don’t screw it on
Thats it – nothing more to do. Just leave it for 12 hours or so. I’m going to leave mine overnight and I will refresh it again in the morning
And here it is, now it has been refreshed
Goodnight and hope you will join me in the morning!
If you have any questions, just let me know and I’ll see if I can answer them