Daily Bread: Day 7 of 7

By Summer Elizabeth Ball

If you haven’t already read my article, A New Tradition: Daily Bread in the SheBelieves Magazine Volume 1 Issue 2. This blog post continues my and my mama’s journey of growing, keeping, and using a sourdough starter.

Today, our sourdough starter had a little bit of liquid settled at the top. We left the hooch, mixing it in with a wooden spoon, and then we added the dry and wet ingredients right into the same jar.

Today, we added 1/2 cup of King Arthur, 100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat Flour, 1/2 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Organic Dark Rye Flour, and then 1/2 cup of arrowhead water at room temperature. Again, we slowly mixed it all up inside the jar with our wooden spoon until it was thoroughly mixed.

Here is what it looked like after we covered the jar with some cheesecloth. One of our six cats, our gentle giant named Snoopy, wanted to be in the photo. He is a Wegie and currently weighs 22.7 lbs.

We put our sourdough starter back on top of the refrigerator to grow a tiny bit and bubble up a bit more until tomorrow when we plan to take some of our sourdough starter and make something with it. It will be an experiment since this is our first time using it.

Beginner Recipes: Amazing Whole Wheat Sourdough Waffles Recipe or Sourdough Whole Wheat Crackers Recipe

We will have one more final post on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 24, 2023, to share what we’ve done since our starter became “active.”

Note: I just realized that we never expressed in this blog series how the starter will have a sour smell beginning on the 2nd day; that’s normal. I thought it would be wise to let you know if you happen to follow along on our blog series while growing your sourdough starter. We will plan to post an update on this experience months from now, letting you know what else we’ve learned.

I want to leave you with the following passage from Colossians 3:12-17,

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender
mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing
with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against
another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But
above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And
let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one
body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you
richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And
whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

Consider what this passage is telling us, and apply it to your life today.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Daily Bread series. Please leave a comment,
letting us know what you think about this type of content and whether you would
like to see more content about baking, cooking, homemaking, etc.

Be on the lookout for our November 24th update!

All Scripture quotes from King James Version.

Photos taken by Summer Elizabeth Ball.


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