I don’t know why but I was so scared to make sourdough. I’m not patient and having to wait for a few days to make some bread seemed very silly. After seeing Paul Hollywood’s bread programme wen he made it, I was surprised at just how easy it was.
Ingredients – 250g strong white flour, 6 grapes and 250ml of water.
I cut up the grapes in to quarters so it would be easy to pull them out when using and refreshing the sourdough later on.
The first step in sourdough was completed in about 5 minutes. Why had no one said it was this easy to start!
Every 3 days I refreshed it. I decided to take out the old grapes each time and add 3 new ones, after the initial 6, to keep it going. My kitchen is pretty cool so it needed a little extra help. I also found giving it a quick stir everyday helped it a lot.
After 3 days this is what it looked like inside the jar.
The smell was gorgeous sort of vinegary and wheaty.
The feeding and looking after of the sourdough is addictive. I’m always checking my dough and seeing how it’s going.
What I made with the sourdough starter on the next blog post coming soon x