Day 1 4:50pm: Adventure begins.
Day 2 5:39pm: No activities
Day 3 6:57am: Just 12hrs after adding new ingredients, got a good rise! Feeling happy, I stirred the mixture down!
Day 3 5:17pm: After stirring it down in the morning, activities subsided. I went ahead to change flour to all-purpose.
|Day 4 10:00pm: Not much activities. Feeling depressed. Finally decided to feed it once more. This is right after feeding.||Day 5 5:20pm: Hurray! The starter is not dead yet. It doubles in size!|
This is a new adventure. Combining patience, frustration and excitement.
Instruction source: Peter Reinhart’s Bread Baker’s Apprentice
Conclusion: Persistence, stick to the plan is the key. Unsweetened pineapple juice – the only type I can get here is from concentrates. Don’t know if it worked the way it supposed to.
After Day 5, I fed it once and it spilled over the jar on Day 6. I cleaned it up, fed it and when it doubled in size, I put it in the fridge.
I planned to feed I every 3 days. Ration is 1:2:2. i.e. 2oz starter: 4oz flour: 4oz spring water.