When we were first working on the blog, we tried some different features and ideas. One of those was Food for Thought where I shared my favorite recipes one at a time with a story. The very first one I wrote was about my somewhat famous Sourdough bread. That was way back in March of 2011 when life was good and I had a brand new sourdough starter.
My old one had exploded and been eaten by the dog while we were out of town. Unfortunately, this new starter didn't seem to like what I was feeding it and after a few weeks, it died a sad death. That was about two years ago and I can't tell you how many times the kids have asked me about sourdough bread since then.
Today my sweetie got up early and put a roast on to cook. He also mixed up his own bread recipe, attempting to make something similar to sourdough. Then he went to work. I had to punch down the bread four times during the day and then form it into balls and cook it just like sourdough. It looked beautiful and tasted delicious, but it didn't have that tangy sourdough flavor.
But guess what happened this afternoon?
My sweet neighbor, Gerri, called me up. "Hey Sandy," she asked. "I was wondering if you would be interested in another sourdough starter." This is where we got our last one. "Of course!" I nearly shouted. When we lost our first one I had called Gerri about a replacement, but she said hers were all gone. Now she had more and she was happy to share.
The kids are so excited! We won't be able to use the starter for 10 days, but I guess we can wait that long.