Seed culture – day 1

Seed culture - day 1

I mixed together some water and rye flour this morning to create a seed culture which will become the foundation for sourdough breads I’ll be making from The Bread Baker’s Apprentice.

The process of creating a seed culture (depending on a few factors) could take as little as four days.  Obviously the dough won’t have risen very much by tomorrow, but by day 3 I’m hoping.  Now that it’s full on summertime temperatures here in Durham the house is should be a cozy environment for some wild yeast strains.

I’ll update daily with pictures and commentary.

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