|2½ cup||Tepid water|
|½ pounds||Stemmed red grapes|
Starter from Julia Child's Cooking with the Master Chef's Cookbook wrap grapes in one yard washed cheesecloth and crush. Mix flour and water.
Add grapes in cheesecloth bag....(Do all this in a crockery bowl or stainless steel pot or bowl. As with any sourdough, do not use aluminum).
Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for six days. Stir once a day with wooden spoon. At end of six days remove grapes.
Starter is ready to use if you want an especially sour taste....if you prefer a milder starter feed it with one cup flour and one cup water for three day period before using. Refrigerate between feedings, (after mixture has bubbled). Always let starter return to room temperature before feeding....replace amount used in each recipe with like amount of flour and water. Allow starter to bubble before refrigerating.
Posted to Digest eat-lf.v096.n178 From: Marta Martin <marta@...>
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 1996 22:51:06 -0400
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