I finally fed it and then used it.

Allyson and baby and cheries 001 Sourdough starter= demanding!

Look how bad I’ve been.  Actually just busy and now down with a nasty head cold that generated a cough that shakes and rattles my head and hurts my chest.

But I HAVE neglected my starter something terrible.  So today I determined to use it and feed it and stick it back into the dark recesses of my refrigerator to work on digesting a new batch of flour.

I ended up with a delightful cottage loaf.  It is a little underbaked, but I’m going to freeze it and finish baking it later- I can’t eat a whole loaf of rye bread before it goes bad in this humid weather.

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It really is quite lovely!  It didn’t blow up or lean over or split it sides or anything.Strawberries and bread 008

And I made some white bread for Frank- he doesn’t like healthy full grain breads.

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So here is tomorrow’s toast for him.

Tomorrow I’m going to start on the recipes for the enemies presence feast.

6 thoughts on “I finally fed it and then used it.

  1. Your bread looks great! So sorry to hear you are not feeling well again. Get better soon! And see a doctor if you need to.

  2. I’d be honored, Celia. My first attempt was passable, but I ran into some very uncooperative loaves after that. My husband wants to know why I keep making this funny shaped bread that is hard to slice? I think it is a fun shape- not funny.

  3. That’s a great cottage loaf! Tell your husband you are baking one of the hardest loaves to shape and he should be well impressed! I love the seeds on the top!

    And that starter of yours looks fine, they all do that if you leave them in the fridge for a while 🙂

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