I have been very happy with this starter-even the children, who were less than thrilled with my sourdough recipes in the past, have truly enjoyed the pancakes, waffles, and breads that I've been making with this starter. Thanks for another great product! (Posted on 2/2/2011)
I love this starter. I activated it several months ago and it's still going strong. I store it in the frig in between uses (2-3 weeks at a time) and it just goes to town again once feed. (Posted on 5/23/2012)
I made my first loaf of sourdough bread with this starter yesterday. It turned out really good. My husband loved it. I have never baked a loaf of bread in my life so this is really quite something. I am so excited that I have a live culture that will potentially last forever if I feed it and care for it. I am really happy that I purchased it. Thank you Cultures for Health for your wonderful product and service! (Posted on 10/27/2013)
I am just at the end of the activation process for my New England Sourdough Starter, and so far, so good. I have made biscuits & pancakes and am looking forward to trying my first loaf of bread this weekend. Directions were easy to follow, and everything so far has been tasty.
(Posted on 11/6/2013)
I've tried to start my own sourdough and it was a dismal failure. This worked great. After it was started, it was quite robust. Only a few hours out of the fridge and it is bubbling away. works well for both pancakes and bread. (Posted on 11/27/2013)
This starter has been very active from the beginning. My previous starter was a whole grain sourdough starter and was a bit sour for my family. This starter has a more mild flavor, which is working well for regular sandwich bread. Even my picky husband is slowly switching over to sourdough. I definitely like to feed it twice a day, making sure to "dump" all but about 1/4 cup of starter to culture the next feeding of flour. I have a bowl, that I keep in my fridge to hold the "dumped" sourdough, which I use in all kinds of recipes. I am well pleased. (Posted on 12/8/2013)
This is an easy sourdough to activate and work with. Someone else has used the word "robust" and that seems a perfect description. It might be a mild flavor but it still does have a sourdough flavor that is very popular at our house. I thoroughly enjoy making bread with this starter. (Posted on 12/26/2013)
I've been a little frustrated working with my homemade starter and decided to give this New England Starter a try. The first 48 hours were an act of faith but since then it has exceeded my expectations. I'm getting ready-to-bake loaves in 5 hours! This is a great product, just follow the supplied instructions and it won't let you down. (Posted on 3/24/2014)
This is not my first experience with sourdough - I have made my own before, and have received starters from a friend as well. It is my first experience here however - and it has been a little different. I am not hugely learned in sourdough yet, but in the past - I have always kept my sourdough very wet. The directions for this sourdough keeps it very dry - it is very doughy. This is because of the 1:1:2 ratio (starter:water:flour). It was kind of hard to get used to at first because it is difficult to stir, however the end product turns out beautiful every time. I have made pizza dough, bread, tortillas, pancakes and cookies so far and all turned out wonderful. One thing I've found different about this sourdough than my past, is that when I want a really "sour" dough - it takes forever, and then it really isn't even as sour as I'd like. My past sourdough starters only took about 24 hours of sitting to turn out a very sour dough. This one is just very mild. It is sour - don't get me wrong, but not in a strong way. I'd like to purchase the San Fran starter next just to have something a little stronger in flavor sometimes. Great starter though! (Posted on 6/3/2014)
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