Meet the Starters!

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Yes, that IS a layer of “hooch” – alcoholy-yeasty liquid – risen to the top in Batch “B”.  It keeps on happening; the books and websites say not to panic.  Some tell you to pour it off, others say just to mix it in.  I do a bit of both:  pour off what I can, mix in the rest!

Batch “A” is beautiful here… all bubbly and nice.  That’s the one I’m using for tomorrow’s challah.  I think I will not be using much of it, and definitely adding a bit of commercial yeast… having trouble getting any good rising power with either of these starters.

Frown and double-frown.

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