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Sourdough starter R.I.P.

The sourdough crock, after a good washing

I am ashamed to report that my sourdough starter is dead. It molded. I suppose I put too much faith in advice gleaned searching the web that a sourdough starter could safely live outside the refrigerator for up to a week. So I have a new rule: The sourdough starter will stay in the fridge except when it’s being fed.

My sister dispatched a jar of her sourdough starter to Stokes County with my brother, who had to make the trip to Stokes to bring a new bathroom cabinet he built for me. My sister’s starter also is fairly new and homemade. She’s had very good luck with it and has made several loaves of good bread.

My sister’s sourdough starter, recently fed for making bread tomorrow


  1. mountain madness wrote:

    How did your bread from your sister’s starter turn out???

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    Her started works much better than mine did. With my sister’s started, I was able to get a loaf to rise in about three hours, whereas my starter took more than six hours. I have no idea what the difference is, except possibly I didn’t feed my starter often enough.

    Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

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