The sourdough starter, I mean. Look at the bubbles! Less than 24 hours after I set it out, there it is, starting to bubble and ferment. This shot was taken around 3:00 this afternoon. I'm not entirely sure why the two tones of color there – one grayish, one off-white. Maybe some is the potato, some is the flour? I don't know. I stirred it all together, partly just so see what it looked like on the inside. The starter was a creamy off-white color, speckled with little air bubble holes, kind of shaggy when I pulled the wooden spoon up and out of the batter.
It looked lovely.
I checked on it again a few hours later, and it had risen higher in the glass bowl, and still looked nice and creamy and bubbly on top.
Isn't it pretty?
I could use it tomorrow, if I wanted to, and believe me, the impatient part of me WANTS to. But I'm going to let it go a little longer, maybe a few more days, in order for the flavor to develop.
I also need to find a permanent home for my starter, rather than this bowl. Something sturdier and taller. Hmmm. I'll have to look around and see what we've got tucked away in the cupboards.
And, of course, I'll keep you updated.