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Sourdough Bread starter/mother

maui_girl1 Feb 28, 2013 02:43 AM

Who sells the best sourdough bread?

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    maui_girl1 Feb 28, 2013 02:52 PM

    I'm looking for both a great loaf to buy and a starter to make some bread.
    I hear the older the starter the better the taste is that true?
    And is a dry dormant starter better than a live one?

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    1. re: maui_girl1
      ebethsdad Feb 28, 2013 03:01 PM

      Here's a link to Peter Reinhart's technique, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/19/din...
      I don't believe a dry, dormant starter will work.

      1. re: ebethsdad
        Steve2 in LA Mar 1, 2013 01:15 PM

        The Carl's Friend starter comes dry and dormant. You gently rehydrate and feed it over a couple of days and you have a remarkable, 150 year-old starter. There are a number of others that begin the same way. I have three of them.

    2. Steve2 in LA Feb 28, 2013 01:22 PM

      Are you looking for a starter to make your own Sourdough or are you looking for premade bread? If you want to purchase starters, try the King Arthur Flour starter http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/classic-fresh-sourdough-starter-1-oz#1522# or check into Carl's Friends Starter. http://carlsfriends.net/

      Both are excellent, although the Carl's will take a bit of work. (I made this one) Good luck

      1. Servorg Feb 28, 2013 05:58 AM

        I don't know if they sell it by the loaf, but I've never had better sourdough bread than the other night at the Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

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        1. re: Servorg
          malibumike Feb 28, 2013 08:31 AM

          Isn't that near where the old Pioneer Bakery used to be, That was good sourdough.

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