Monday, June 07, 2010

2010 Father's Day Gift Guide: Sourdough Culture

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If you're still looking for a Father's Day gift for your husband/dad and he's a crafty-kind-of-guy, you've come to the right place.  For $16.00, you can get him a gift that keeps on giving:  a sourdough culture.

The Italian one will make the pizza-maker happy.

For those of you know are unfamiliar with a culture, it is the starter batch that you add water and flour to in order to get the necessary yeast-like properties you need to bake.  If you continue to feed it flour and water - just about weekly - you'll have the starter batch to last you a lifetime.  That one above is courtesy of Wikipedia.  Here's their page on sourdough cultures.

Often times, these cultures are living for years and years and take on unique characteristics that the local environment provides.

A sourdough culture is sure to be a fun experiment for the baker husband/father in your life.

I can't vouch for a culture, but I have had one on my want list for the past year.  



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