i wanted to share with you the story of the sourdough starter that we use in our breads. david generously shared the sourdough starter with me about a year & a half ago & i shared it with marly who has been getting to know it for some time now. this history was sent to me by david (via my mom).
"....the sourdough is an heirloom starter dating back to the Alaska gold rush of '89....that's 1889...I picked up a batch of this wonderful starter in Petersberg, Alaska in 1989...I was a commercial fisherman and that was my home port for the spring herring fishery in southeast Alaska...the starter was always with me ... for the next 10 years at sea it was always on my boat...most of that time was spent in the Bering Sea fishing salmon and herring...during slack times, at anchor or on a long set... I would bake my crew sourdough bread in a dutch oven in the diesel galley stove...and sourdough pancakes on the cast iron top...nothing could kill, injure or in any way intimidate that sourdough..it was robust and flexible..strong yet mild..in fact it exhibited all the qualities of a good deckhand...The starter is now ashore and lives in Deadwood, Oregon....By my reckoning it is 121 years old and still going strong....Long live the sourdough!!!....Cheers...David"
THE ALASKAN SOURDOUGH
kneaded & portioned, waiting to be shaped
full of life! wild yeast at work!
baked & beautiful!
we couldn't wait til it was fully cooled
i'm glad we didn't
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