Saturday, July 30, 2011


Gracious and faithful followers of 3B: we have nearly reached the end of the process that will deliver us a barm, a motherstarter, the answer to all your prayers.  By the end of reading this blog entry, you will see -- in the flesh (or in a picture on your computer, unless you come visit me, and ask to see it, or go in my fridge) -- my barm.  As long as everything over the next day works out . . .

I don't know why my camera pretends like it's the 70s.  Or maybe it's my kitchen.  So, after like two hours, the seed culture had doubled, but I left it out for the minimum of the four hours, and it became huge!  Yay!  It definitely tripled.  I have never seen a hotter seed culture.  I know you want to jump it.

So!  Some of the seed culture + flour + water =

Reminds me of a Squidbilly.  Not. a. good. thing.  And this sits for about six hours, or whenever it gets all bubbly.  Yeasts like bubble baths.  Yeasty bubble bath. Actually that sounds dangerous.  Something you'd need Summer's Eve for.  Sorry, those commercials keep douches on the brain.  Gosh!  I suppose that means they're effective!

After six hours, we have:

I know it looks similar, but it bubbled people!  The bubbles popped, but I promise they were there.  Yay!  I am so excited to actually bake.  This sits in the fridge overnight, and then the barm will finally be complete!

And after sitting overnight, the barm is ready for its close-up:

Sorry if that gives you nightmares.

Yay people!  I now finally get to bake!  Granted the next recipe will take three days before I actually get bread.  <3

Friday, July 29, 2011

Seed Culture: Day 4


It worked, people, it really worked!  It's so inspiring!  It's like life is amazing again!  We all need to be like this seed culture.  Omg, it (and Ke$ha) is my new role model!

This is half the wonderfulness that is last night's seed culture + flour + water =

And this sits for 4-24 hours, during which time it will hopefully double or triple.  I hope it works again.  Seriously.  This has effected (affected?  this is one grammar/spelling rule I remain confused by) my life in substantial ways.  <3

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Seed Culture: Day 3

Hello again, friends!  I am once again re-doing the seed culture due to my epic fail last time around.  I really want to succeed this time, and I can only do so with your support.  If you will kindly offer me funds or barter me services in return for the opportunity to read the genius that is my blog, I would greatly appreciate it.  Let me know what you are able to offer.  Thank you.

This is day two again.  No big difference, basically.  Although it apparently should have risen a little bit. Problems, problems.  I am basically so nervous this isn't going to work out.  I think that's why I've been avoiding it.  GAH.

You can't really see this.  Too much caucasian happening.  But, this is half of yesterday's ish + flour + water.

And all stirred up!  This sits for 24 hours again.  And it's supposed to rise for real for real, so hopefully it will work outtttt.  Comment me your services people.  Give me your credit card numbers.  I will bring you a blog tomorrow.  I need someone to wash my dishes.  <3