Home
Log in / Sign Up
    Private Messages   Advanced Search   Rules   New User Guide   FAQ   Advertise   Contact Us  
Forum -> Yom Tov / Holidays -> Pesach
Sourdough starter



Post new topic   Reply to topic View latest: 24h 48h 72h

amother
OP


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 8:21 am
For those of you who have nice old, very alive sourdough starters and you don't sell chametz gamur - what are you doing? I feel so upset at the thought of throwing it out!
Back to top

amother
Tiffanyblue


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 8:22 am
It’s why I stopped makimg sourdough bread Crying
Back to top

amother
Hunter


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 9:01 am
We threw it out.
I was just wondering what happened in the days before yeast on a year like this when you can’t make a new starter quick enough for shabbos? Did they just eat matzah for another week?
Back to top

amother
Peony


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 10:11 am
My Dayan said I can sell it.
Back to top

amother
Lightyellow


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 3:27 pm
How do you make new starter? I got starter from someone and am not so happy to throw it out because I don’t know if I’d be able to get again. So can anyone lmk how to make it from scratch? Thanks!
Back to top

amother
Tiffanyblue


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 3:34 pm
amother Lightyellow wrote:
How do you make new starter? I got starter from someone and am not so happy to throw it out because I don’t know if I’d be able to get again. So can anyone lmk how to make it from scratch? Thanks!


Google it, it’s very easy, just takes a few weeks
Back to top

amother
Cerulean


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 3:35 pm
amother Hunter wrote:
We threw it out.
I was just wondering what happened in the days before yeast on a year like this when you can’t make a new starter quick enough for shabbos? Did they just eat matzah for another week?


Yes.

That is what they did.

Either matzah or pita.
Back to top

agreer




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 3:36 pm
amother OP wrote:
For those of you who have nice old, very alive sourdough starters and you don't sell chametz gamur - what are you doing? I feel so upset at the thought of throwing it out!


I see someone on Instagram who says her Rav lets her give it to a friend as a gift before pesach.

After pesach, friend gives it back to her as a gift.
Back to top

amother
Peony


 

Post Mon, Mar 27 2023, 3:40 pm
amother Lightyellow wrote:
How do you make new starter? I got starter from someone and am not so happy to throw it out because I don’t know if I’d be able to get again. So can anyone lmk how to make it from scratch? Thanks!


I made my own, it’s really simple and easy.

Start with
100G water
50G w/w flour
50G white spelt flour

Mix it well, leave it on your counter loosely covered, if you’re using a mason jar only add the top lid not the ring, if using a deli container just plop the cover on top without sealing it.
Every day you take off 50G of that mixture and add the same measurements of flour and water.
Mine took almost 3 weeks to become active.

Good luck!
Back to top

amother
Anemone


 

Post Wed, Jun 07 2023, 2:55 pm
amother Peony wrote:
I made my own, it’s really simple and easy.

Start with
100G water
50G w/w flour
50G white spelt flour

Mix it well, leave it on your counter loosely covered, if you’re using a mason jar only add the top lid not the ring, if using a deli container just plop the cover on top without sealing it.
Every day you take off 50G of that mixture and add the same measurements of flour and water.
Mine took almost 3 weeks to become active.

Good luck!

I'm experimenting on that now. What tells you that it's active, IE ready to use?
Back to top

amother
Mustard


 

Post Wed, Jun 07 2023, 2:58 pm
amother Anemone wrote:
I'm experimenting on that now. What tells you that it's active, IE ready to use?


If it bubbles up, doubles in size, within a few hours after feeding it
Back to top

amother
Pewter


 

Post Wed, Jun 07 2023, 3:20 pm
It can start bubbling and doubling in size a few days before it is ready.
It takes at least a week before it is ready - most websites say anywhere from 7-14 days depending on the temperature in your house.
The true test is if it floats in water.
One year after Pesach I made the mistake of seeing it double on day 4 and deciding that it was ready - spoiler alert…it was not!
Hatzlocha!
Back to top
Page 1 of 1 Recent Topics




Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum -> Yom Tov / Holidays -> Pesach

Related Topics Replies Last Post
Gluten Free Sourdough 3 Sun, Jul 07 2024, 10:04 pm View last post
Might have had mold in my starter - what to do? 3 Thu, Jul 04 2024, 8:03 pm View last post
Where can I buy sourdough starter online or in LA?
by amother
4 Tue, Jul 02 2024, 6:42 pm View last post
Sourdough starter!
by amother
6 Mon, Jul 01 2024, 10:06 am View last post
[ Poll ] Sourdough or Regular Challah?
by Cheiny
39 Mon, Jun 24 2024, 8:16 pm View last post