I am venturing into uncharted territory, braving the unknown and entering the world of sourdough bread making! It's a wild ride, so far.
I have no idea what I'm doing but I do have the power of the internet and its many confusing, even conflicting, carefully detailed instructions. I randomly chose to follow these.
Actually, I'm in the easy stage of simply adding a little flour/water to the mixture every 24 hours after disposing of some of the old. Just the right amount of work for life held hostage by a virus that keeps on giving. By the way, do you remember the awful pain of childhood ear infections? Well, neither did I, until last night. Agony. Parents, medicate your children.
Anyway, here is what my starter looks like now. Do you think my sponge is ready for proofing? Yeah, I'm getting the lingo down. So far, pretty simple. After all, as the instructions say, "People who didn't believe the Earth was round did this for millenia." I can do this. Wait...the earth is round?