Friday, February 25, 2011


This is Selma:
Selma is the name that Michal gave to my new kick-a$$ sourdough starter... think Selma Hayak!

First, I made her a cute outfit for her jar!  I felt it was important for my starter to be tough... but also stylish and cuddly!

I mixed 1/4 cup of dark rye flour and 1/4 cup of water, stirring it briskly to get air into the mixture... then set in a warm (not hot) area.
Selma started to look slightly bubbly (I'll take a picture next time) after about 25 hours... this can sometimes take much longer. I then gave her a first feeding of another 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup warm water... and back in a warm place.  Some say you should feed your starter once a day, some say three times per day... I'll let you know how often I decide to feed after I see what keeps her happy.

I'll take some pictures as she develops and then we'll make some bread... I've been wanting to make some sprouted wheat sourdough bread!

To be continued...

This simple sourdough starter is being shared at the Simplicity Saturday blog hop:


  1. I am anxious to hear about if you make sprouted wheat sourdough bread as I have wanted to try that too!!! Looking forward to that!!! BTW, LOVE Selma!!!! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Simplicity Saturday too!!!

  2. Mmmmmmm I can already smell the bread baking~

  3. Selma is one well-dressed sourdough starter! I'm eager to hear how your bread turns out!

  4. Thanks Marie, Kathy, and Danielle... I'll have an update soon. She's doing so great! I am so excited to bake!!!