I love to bake and an ancestor worked on cattle drives in "The Old West," so I thought it would be a fun connection to some family heritage. I started Henry in 1984 or 1985 from a recipe in a magazine supplement about authentic chuckwagon/cattle drive sourdough cooking. He has been bubbling away ever since, with the occasional mishap. So, I keep a spare bit frozen to recharge if needed.
It provides a nice tangy flavor to bread and pizza dough. I usually use it in conjunction with yeast in the dough, and rely on the starter more for flavor. Using it as a supplement allows me far more control over the baking times and results.
Taste & flavour
- Cup Water
- Cup Flour