It all started with one zip lock bag of Amish cinnamon bread starter that was brought into my house! After a few days of mushing the bag you add flour sugar and milk, mush a few more days, then add to it again---save a bit to put in FOUR zip lock bags to give away with the recipe. Then there were FOUR bags--that weren't being given away!--the day came to add---I added--then to bake---I baked, but didn't save the FOUR bags each, or that would have been SIXTEEN bags of starter!!!
Now I've got to tell you, I don't like this starter because it just has so much sugar and is made with white flour, but I've gone along with it out of curiosity---I've never used a sour dough starter before.
I put all the fermenting bags in the frig and have been trying to use a cup here a cup there and then freezing half of what I make. I'm down to one bag left in the frig and two new bags that I could give away, (why did I save the two new bags!--I ask myself), but I think I'll just use up the stuff and be done with it!! Everything is coming out good though! I only put a little in each recipe--then cut back on the sugar and use whole wheat flour. This morning I made brown bread ( steamed in a bread or pudding mold), My great grandmother's coffee cake, made with real coffee and ground raisins--(who ever grinds raisins?) She did! And whole wheat bread rising. I never do this much baking--makes me feel like a real grandmother!
Today's revisited painting is, "Cotton Candy or The Fireman"