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Day 4: Sourdough Mother

November 23, 2010

Day 4
On day 4 discard about a third of the Mother and replace with a fresh quantity of all the ingredients except the rhubarb.

The dark watery liquid, but particularly the messy jar with crusty bits are looking a bit ugly today, so in a moment of panic, I’ve emptied the jar and washed it, before proceeding with the daunting task of discarding a third of the Mother and replacing it with an unspecified quantity of fresh ingredients. This first time of discarding and replenishing the starter feels like an important moment, crucial to the success of the bread.

After reading through a few sourdough dedicated websites, I’ve come to the conclusion, to follow the steps of day six, and replaced the ca 200g I discarded with 25g rye flour, 25g wholemeal flour, 50g strong white flour and 100g water.
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