Question re: Basic Sourdough Bread from BB—First expansion is doubling VERY quickly
Posted: 24 April 2009 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi All, I just wanted to check in with some of the more experienced bakers as I am still fairly new.  I am following the basic sourdough recipe in the BB and using a starter that I nurtured according to the instructions in TBB.  I have made this recipe once before and it worked exactly according to the directions.

I am now making this recipe for the second time (it’s one week later), and am making a double recipe.  I started expanding the starter this morning.  The recipe says that the first expansion should go until doubled, about 6-8 hrs.  Mine is already more than doubled and it has only been just over 2 hours.

Which is the more important, time or volume?  Should I move on to the second expansion?  Or wait a little longer?

Thanks,
Derek

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Posted: 24 April 2009 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks for the info.

I’m in Miami but it isn’t especially warm.  I’m using the oven with the light turned on so it should be somewhere in the 80s.  Maybe it’s just especially active today.

Thanks for calling my attention to the note at the end of the recipe.  It was indeed there.

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