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Get That Starter Started: Tips For Making Your Own Sourdough Starter Culture

Sourdough is bread made from wild yeasts that have been cultivated in a batch of fermenting flour known as starter. Like a very strange pet, sourdough yeasts are a living culture that need to be fed and maintained. Unlike normal pets, sourdough cultures can be formed from flour bought at the grocery store. Getting a sourdough starter culture to take hold requires the right conditions and a little patience. To make your own sourdough starter recipe, follow the instructions below. To get started, you’ll need stone-ground whole wheat flour and water. You’ll also need to select a container for your starter culture to live in. This container could be your starter’s home for months or years, depending on how long you decide to maintain it, so choose wisely. The container will need to have a lid that pops off easily. Hours after being fed, a healthy starter culture will start to release gasses that will build up inside the container and eventually push off the lid. The harder it is for these gasses to escape from the container, the more pressure will build up inside. If enough gas builds up, this could lead to a mess.  Starting the Starter Mix a cup of warm water (fresh yeasts prefer a temperature between 95 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit) and a cup of flour. Whisk the ingredients vigorously with a fork, aerating the mixture. Put the lid on the container and set it somewhere warm, like the counter near your stove.  Keep an eye on the batter, checking it periodically throughout the day, until you notice the first bubbles forming in the surface...

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Making wedding cakes is an art that not every baker has the skill set to do perfectly. When trying to choose the cake artist that will make the cake for your wedding, how do you decide? Are there questions that you should ask? Can you use pictures out of wedding magazines to get an exact cake, or should you just use those pictures as inspiration? There are many questions that you likely need the answers to about choosing your wedding cake. I created my blog after attending several weddings and witnessing how wonderfully and horribly wedding cakes can turn out when choices were made incorrectly.