Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Beware the Wild Yeast

My sweet husband has decided that he wanted to make and keep a wild yeast sourdough starter, which sounds very Discovery Channel to me. In all seriousness, apparently it's a bit of an art and not all starters are created equal. My father has kept the same starter alive for over 30 years, he loves it so much. That's committment, people.

The hubster has been reading all about the process and researching tips from the sourdough gods, and I'm for supporting him in things that interest him. Plus it's my job to sample his homemade wares... you know, quality control. I'm there for him.

He treated our family to sourdough pancakes last weekend (the only sort of pancakes I enjoy, thanks dad!) and he also tried his hand at a loaf of sourdough bread.

His first loaf of bread ever, mind you.

I think it's kind of cute. I'm so proud of him!

Just wait until I teach him how to form a loaf. Boules, batards, baguettes, oh my! He'll be unstoppable, and I'll be 10 pounds heavier.


  1. bahahaha he will be unstoppable! and you'll never have to buy bread again! fabulous! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. We had a sourdough start and it was commitment. Lol it's like a pet, we went on vaca last summer and didn't feed it and it died :(. I think it's great he does it!!! Now if he wants to start a bread company let me know ;)

  3. Encourage the boy, and to help I am sending a little encouragement.

  4. I had a starter when I was in high school but couldn't use it enough to keep it alive. Plus it tasted funky. I'd love to hear how you started yours.

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