Believe it or not, I have never had my very own sourdough starter! I've wanted one for a couple of years now, but never got off my ass to actually start one. However, in my quest to try new things (including regularly making our own bread), this seems like a natural step.
Funny thing is, while at the store the other day, I was not the one who picked up the starter packet...it was Tool Lady! So, we brought it home and started it up! Silly me, I thought it would all grow to fit in the nice tall glass jar I put it in. I knew it would grow, but didn't know it would grow to three times it's original size within a 24 hour period!!!
This morning it looked just fine...lots of head space. This evening, however, was a different story.
I came home to find a monster in my pantry! Amazing! One day of feeding and it explodes!
Well, my starter is now in a bowl for the evening. All wrapped up and ready for bed. Sitting on a plate on a shelf in the pantry, just in case it decides to try to escape again.
The instructions say to feed it once a day for a week, then it will be ready for using to make actual bread. I wonder how much more it will grow?!
Regardless of how much space it decides to take up in the end, I can hardly wait for the bread that will be born of this monster!!! ;-)