I’ve had one more whole day of baking and cooking (and relaxing a bit in between), because I go back to work tomorrow.
I’ll obviously still have time to bake in the evenings and weekends, but I won’t be able to poke/stare at/smell my great little sourdough starter every half hour. Which is probably a good thing… 😂
I’m on a cooking / baking binge right now and realised that I needed to do bring some food doodles to the blog. Foodles? No.
I thought the binge would last maybe the first 3-5 days of my summer vacation, but now I’m on week 3 and still baking away.
I made my own sourdough starter right before going on our bike trip and was very worried if it would survive 2 weeks in the fridge (which the recipe said it would).
My initial excitement over the witchcraft that is sourdough (where do the bubbles and the yeast and the wonderful sour smell come from?*) led to this little doodle in my notebook:
From weird goo to lovely loaf!
It seems my starter survived and I’ve fed it and baked some wonderful sourdough loaves since we got home.
It seems sourdough is somewhat of a trend (at least on YouTube and Instagram) so now I spend quite a bit of time checking out recipes and images of beautiful bread. I really like the show “It’s Alive with Brad” on the Bon Appetit YouTube channel and have watched the sourdough episode with Brad and Claire like 5 times.
*It’s from the air, I know, but that’s magical enough for me.