Sourdough Barm Day 5

Today is your last day of feeding!  Like a total dork, I appear to have forgotten to take photos of my barm before its last feeding.  I was doing the feedings and photographs before work and I must have had an oops moment.  Oh well.  It was bubbly and stinky and wonderful. Sourdough Barm Day 5 adapted from Crust and … Read More

Sourdough Barm Day 4

Pin It Today is we are going to do something a little bit different with our barm.  You can see that the barm is nice and bubbly.  It smells like vinegar.  There is a little liquid on the top.  That liquid is the alcohol, the other byproduct besides carbon dioxide that the yeast produce. Today’s directions are a little bit … Read More

Sourdough Barm Day 3

Pin It Ok, you are still with me here for our day three feeding.  You should start to notice that your sourdough smells a little, well, sour.  That the lactic bacteria doing their thing, creating lactic and acetic acid.  Did you know that San Francisco has it’s own strain of bacteria called Lactobacillus sanfrancisco.  Sourdough there tastes different than sourdough … Read More

Sourdough Barm Day 2

Looks totally gross doesn’t it?  However, looks totally like it’s supposed to.  Some nice bubbles, a little liquid sitting on the top.  Perfect.  If your barm hasn’t produced any bubbles yet, no worries, just proceed on to day 2 and see how things go. Sourdough BarmDay 2:1 cup unbleached bread flour1 teaspoon honey3/4 cup waterStir ingredients into the 24 old … Read More

Sourdough Barm

Sourdough barm is a wet sourdough starter that will have you on your way to making fresh, homemade sourdough bread in no time! Pin It I started a quilt class with my mom this past weekend.  She is an avid quilter and this class was her Christmas gift from me.  I don’t know a dang thing about putting a quilt … Read More

Sourdough Bread

I know, I know, no one has ever heard of Big Rock Sourdough. It certainly won’t be sweeping the nation like San Francisco Sourdough, but it was a tasty creation in my kitchen this weekend. The crust was crusty, the inside was nice and chewy. The crumb was tight. The sour flavor was a bit light if you are … Read More