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Alaskan Sourdough Starter
Product Review (submitted on January 6, 2014):
I'm a newcomer to sourdough bread baking and to a lesser degree, bread baking in general. This is the first sourdough starter I've tried. I followed the directions for reviving it, and it did take close to seven days to really get bubbling. Don't lose faith! I've been using it in con junction with the basic country loaf recipe/technique in the Tartine bread book for the last several months and it's been really easy to use. I haven't always been 100% on top of feeding it on schedule but it has been very forgiving. It works fairly quickly. It isn't inherently all that sour, but if you let the dough proof at a low temperature for a long time you can really bring out the sour flavor. Our house tends to be in the low to mid 60's in the winter, and that seems to be fine. To make it really sour, I put it in the fridge overnight to proof.
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