If anyone out there has any sourdough starter experience, I'd love to hear from you. I made the starter, then fed and nurtured it like a good mama. Everything was going along fine.
I was able to get two delicious loaves from the experiment.
The recipe came from here. A nifty little book lent to me by a friend.
Here's the author. Don't you dig the Carol Brady vibe?
Anyways, the other morning I was all prepped to make a couple more loaves. I went to scoop out some starter only to find that it had turned into a moldy, disgusting, oozing mess. I couldn't stop gagging long enough to photograph it (not that you'd really want to see it).
So my question is - what happened? I did everything right - I think.
My second question is - fridge or counter?
After researching sourdough starter on the internet, some people said keep it in the fridge, others said no way, that will kill it. I kept mine on the counter, because for me, out of sight is out of mind.
I'm not ready to give up, so any advice would be most appreciated.
In the meantime, I returned to "old faithful", pictured above.
Works every time.
Still want to learn sourdough, though.