Mixture

66%
33%
Liquid Flour Other
Esther

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Since 2016

Many previous tries, then becoming part of the Perfect Sourdough FaceBook group, purchasing all of Teresa Greenways courses, and the rest is history!

Characteristics

Esther is a slightly soupy, yet tacky, sourdough starter, off white. She is happier when used regularly, she gets sad when she gets lost in the back of the fridge. When fed regularly Esther rises quickly to the occasion and adds a distinctly sour/fruity taste to the bread. She works well with others, loves to pair with fruity yeast waters, & enjoys the addition of freshly fermented grains.

Taste & flavour

Esther top shot
Esther jar shot
Esther front shot
Esther rising shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 33% White bread flour
  • 33% Rye flour
  • 33% Water

Feeding ingredients

1
I feed my starter every day while baking regularly but I keep a portion aside in the fridge which gets fed weekly

Working method

1
I catefully weighed out equal portions of white bread flour, rye flour, and water, mixing until all ingredients were wet. Discarded & fed each day until she was energetic & sour.
33% White bread flour 33% Rye flour 33% Water
2
This was one of my first starters, more soupy than later ones.

Result

Crumpets, English muffins, pizza

We make a ton of things with our starter discards, one of my faves were cheddar crackers
Esther Crumpets, English muffins, pizza first overview
Esther Crumpets, English muffins, pizza second overview
Esther Crumpets, English muffins, pizza first slice
Esther Crumpets, English muffins, pizza second slice

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Comments

I have had more fun baking in the last year thanks to sourdough friends around the world, I expect it will be a huge part of my life going forward!