I’ve always wanted to try this out, baking stuff using a “starter” of yeast/water/flour that you keep stored in your fridge. Things are supposedly supposed to have a better flavor if you use this instead of straight dried yeast. Plus, if it works out, you never have to buy yeast again. I never got around to it to trying it before, but here it is bubbling away.
Whoops…should have used a bigger jar!
Here is the recipe:
In a blender, combine
-2 c filtered water heated to 110-120 degrees F (just warm to the touch)
-1 tsp sugar
– 1 tsp instant yeast
-8oz bread flour (I just used regular flour)
Blend until smooth. Pour into a clean jar and put lid on top (don’t screw on the lid to let the gases escape). Let sit in a warm place for 24 h. Then you can use it (use 1 cup of the starter in place of yeast in your recipe) or feed the starter 1 cup warm water mixed with 1c flour and cover and store in the fridge until you need it. Every time you use the starter culture, feed it 1c flour and 1c water.
Hmm…looks interesting. Matt says it looks nasty…
Well, tomorrow I’ll try to make cinnamon buns using this nasty mixture and see how it turns out!