where/how do i get "starter"

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by heyjude, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. heyjude

    heyjude

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    just found a recipe that says to receive starter for day 1. can i make my own or do i have to hunt it down from someone?????
     
  2. harpua

    harpua

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    Starter for what? Sourdough or like a sponge? You usually have to make a starter if you don't get it from someone else.. it takes a few days
     
  3. pastry maven

    pastry maven

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    Hi There,
    this one, I can answer! YAY! :bounce:

    Several years back this stuff was making the rounds out here...It becomes almost like a pet (aka Monster) that you have to feed every day.:crazy: If you're not careful, it can get quite expensive to keep feeding...:(

    I googled, and got 80,000 results!!

    Here's just one link to see what it is...
    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    And another with instructions on making the starter yourself, if it's not been given to you by your "friend"
    http://www.armchair.com/recipe/bake002.html

    Have fun with it!

    Micki