Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wild Yeast Project (Day 3)

Well friends who actually care about sour dough, my starter is coming along wonderfully. I didn't take a picture of it as I added the 2 Tbsp flour and 2 Tbsp. pineapple juice. It pretty much looked about like it does in this picture:

Just a bit more of it.
The cool thing is it doesn't smell rotten, it smells yeasty and yesterday when I stirred it I saw bubbles on the top. That means fermentation is in the works.
Where does wild yeast come from? Well, I wasn't really sure, so here is where I went to read more about it. Turns out it is everywhere in the air, on plants, fruits, animals, in animals, in us (humans). Wow, I sort of knew this stuff, but it was nice to re-learn the extent of yeast in our everyday lives. Very cool stuff to learn about, especially for any of you homeschooling moms out there.
I guess that is all I have as an update for today. Only 3 more days before its time to make my first loaf of sour dough!


abbie said...

I think it is awesome that you use pineapple juice in it. I didn't know that would make yeast. Excited to see how it turns out!

Momma2MyGirls said...

well Abbie, the pineapple doesn't make yeast, it just attracts it and makes a good 'home' for it. high quality whole wheat flour has some natural yeast in it too from what I hear, so with the pineapple juice it might just help it all to multiply. does that make sense?

abbie said...

It does! Thanks for explaining it to me:)