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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 07:52 PM

Anyone ever work with Ischia starter (or any starter, for that matter)?

Winter is coming, and I'm debating experimenting with the care and feeding of my own starter. What's involved (although I did read the instructions)? How much of a PITA is it, or is it fairly forgiving? And which are your favorite starters (looking for one I can use for pizza crust, sourdough bread, maybe other bread variants).

Currently considering this:
http://www.culturesforhealth.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ischia+


Thanks

- Tab

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Reply Anyone ever work with Ischia starter (or any starter, for that matter)? (Original post)
Tab Oct 2012 OP
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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 08:04 PM

1. I've only used King Arthur and homegrown starters

Both types were easy to take care of and worked well.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Wed Oct 3, 2012, 09:48 PM

2. I've created my own sourdough starter a few times.

You shouldn't have to buy a book for it, there are lots of good websites to get you started:

http://www.vintagesavoirfaire.com/2011/06/how-to-make-sourdough-starter-from-wild-yeast/

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:00 AM

3. I used to buy mine from

http://www.sourdo.com/
They have a wonderful selection of starters. I used to use it a lot but then we cut back on bread. I found it pretty forgiving.

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Response to Tab (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:50 AM

4. Sourdough is easy

although I am too lazy to keep up with it year round. I go through spurts of using it, mainly in winter when I make more bread, and it is very forgiving if you get off schedule with it.

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