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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:01 pm

Wholemeal wheat flour + water

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Before stirring this afternoon
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After stirring this afternoon
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Covered with a mesh cloth for cooking soup
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I prepared the mixture last night, stirred once this morning.

Saw these when I came back a short while ago.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:31 am

Yesterday late afternoon, I scooped out approx. half the content in the jar to discard, added another feed of flour + water, stirred the contents, covered and left in the kitchen countertop.
This is how it looks like this morning, water at the bottom, risen above the level yesterday.
Most websites on making the dough starter mentioned water can be seen above the content. Not sure why mine is at the bottom.
Could it be due to I used wholemeal flour which is heavier than water???
Lots of bubbles can be seen and there is no bad smell - which are reassuring, at least :xedfingers:

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How it looks like before stirring.
The mixture is less sticky today, compared to yesterday before I scooped out to discard.
:shrug:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby starlight1968sg » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:44 am

Jennifer
What are you making?

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:09 am

starlight1968sg wrote:Jennifer
What are you making?


Dough starter

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:32 am

I decided to pour away the water that settled at the bottom of the jar.
Then I added another portion of flour + water.
Looks how much the mixture has risen now.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby ammonite » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:27 pm

You are very brave. I dare not make my own dough starter in Singapore with wild yeast. I think our weather is not conducive and I am afraid I will end up with bad spores. Have you considered asking online for someone to give you a bit of their tried and tested dough starter? Some expats are very dedicated and bring it with them from overseas.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:57 pm

ammonite wrote:You are very brave. I dare not make my own dough starter in Singapore with wild yeast. I think our weather is not conducive and I am afraid I will end up with bad spores. Have you considered asking online for someone to give you a bit of their tried and tested dough starter? Some expats are very dedicated and bring it with them from overseas.


http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-so ... ead-224367

Bookmark the site here for reference.

I have thought for a very long time before I decide to try it. At most I get stomachache :rotflmao:

The smell and colour looks good, at least :xedfingers:

Hubby will be going to US soon. I am thinking of asking my US colleague to request the dried starter from a US blogger, then hubby can bring back to Sg :smile:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:00 pm

Seems like my glass jar is too small.
Or the weather too hot, causing the mixture to be overly active?
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Scooped a tablespoon of the mixture, added bread flour n water to make the leaven.
By tomorrow can determine whether the mixture can be used :xedfingers:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby starlight1968sg » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:43 pm

Jennifer
I will never be able to do it

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:47 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:Jennifer
I will never be able to do it


Before icy_mama introduced her homemade yoghurt, I also thought I would not be able to make my own yoghurt.

What we cannot do or can do depends on what we want to tell ourself.

I am having fun doing what I like to do, never mind the end results.

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