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#1 Wed 10 Apr 13 11:26am

Earthmum

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sourdough starter

I have really got into making my own bread and wanted to have a go at sourdough.  Watching Paul Hollywood on Monday it looks easy - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/sourd … with_45126   and http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/class … ough_21029

Help - silly questions but here goes.

The starter - when I remove half to feed do I remove the grapes as well or leave them in.  The recipe for the bread says 9oz starter dough - will this be all the starter ??. 

I really would like to make a starter and keep one going just using enough to make the bread and then restart ??? this I assum I would ( having taken some out for the bread I would just then feed )  In which case what happens to the grapes ???. 

I know I am being a bit thick but I just couldn't get my head round it  oops

I would also like to make a loaf with rye, do I make a different starter for this ??

Thanks

Gem

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#2 Wed 10 Apr 13 3:23pm

Grandmadamada

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Re: sourdough starter

I'm in a hurry earthmmm so I'll tell you in short what I did, if you have started from grapes take them away and go on only with the batter to ripen your sourdough, when you feed it it is sufficient a tiny bit of the old to be mixed/added to  flour and half its weigh of water, let's say 100 gr flour + 50 gr water, I keep it in the fridge in a marmellata jar, and only when I'm going to bake bread I take it out and use more flour and water to make a considerable amount of dough

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#3 Wed 10 Apr 13 4:27pm

mummza

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Re: sourdough starter

Glad you cleared that up Grandmadamada , it wasnt made clear in the tv show at all.

Earthmum , you might like to read Maree's diary of a sur dough
http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewto … 66#p697266

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