My idea of alchemy…

The magic of sourdough amazes me every time; what my starter achieves over and over again never ceases to amaze me and make me smile…I know, I’m easily pleased!

But look at it, don’t you agree it’s pure magic?

You start off with this….(my dormant starter straight from the fridge)

You feed it (30g strong white flour + 30g water) and it becomes this…

You use it to put your dough together, perform the lifts and folds, cover it, then leave it overnight to prove…and by the next morning it’s become this bowl of bubbly wonder…

And after nurturing and scoring and baking it…it gives you this…

Now if that isn’t magic, what is??? don’t you agree?

(I bought a new toy this week, a turntable! I used to score this loaf, but I can’t get the video to load on here. I’ve put it on my Instagram feed though if you’d like to have a look – I predict great turntable fun in my future!!)

3 thoughts on “My idea of alchemy…”

  1. Great photos Elaine. I am curious, what is the weight of the starter before you feed it. Is it always 30 grams? Thx

  2. I totally agree with you Elaine…it’s pure magic! After receiving my dried ‘Star’ sourdough starter from You, I have to confess I was a little nervous. Would I be able to produce such amazing loaves like you? Well…I have just taken my first loaf out of the oven accompanied with a wonderful waft of mouth watering fresh bread smell and it looks the real biz! My hubby and son can vouch for it’s amazing taste too, as half of it seems to have disappeared in the first 10 mins.

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