Meet the Starters!
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.