It’s Alive!!!

This is for Marcus whose starter has been in the fridge for a month, looks a bit sad and he thinks it’s dead. Of course it’s not.
These pictures first appeared on Mr Lepard’s forum (remember that?) in 2009. My wholemeal spelt starter had been at the back of the fridge for at least three months (I hate spelt):
mould smallYou might think that was dead. But I thought I’d have a go at reviving it, scraped off the mould and refreshed it:
mouldy starter smallJar on the left, end of day one; jar on the right, day two.
It’s not dead, Marcus.

4 thoughts on “It’s Alive!!!

  1. 🙂
    I scraped off the gunge and revived it, the proof of which is the loaf currently cooling on the worktop as I type this!
    From what smelled like gone-off cheese to a bubbling pot of bread-raising goodness, in just a couple of days.

    Cheers Mick!

  2. That’s amazing, I would have definitely thrown that away.
    I’m not put off by a sad looking starter retrieved from the back of the fridge, but I think that mould would have been the end for me! Now I know not to worry about it!

  3. Hi Lauren
    It had probably been there for a good six months. Like I say, I didn’t actually want to revive the thing but I get so pissed off with the scaremongering around the reliability of starters I thought it was worth a try.

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