I'm trying to make sourdough bread, but can't get the leaven right. Following a recipe that calls for 1 tbsp of active starter, 1/2 cup all purpose flour, and 1/3 cup of water for the leaven. My starter passed the float test last night, so I mixed everything together as instructed for the leaven and left it at room temperature for 12 hours. Had a nice odor and was uniformly bubbly this morning, but it didn't pass the float test. Let it sit for another 5 hours in a warmer area. Still no success. What am I doing wrong?
>Would spending a few more days of feeding to mature the starter be worth trying?
I doubt it. The started is literally only collecting and then propagating wild yeast. If it's bubbly throughout with a foamy head then you have a large population of active yeast.
Shit's not magic yo.
Can you guys recommend some good recipe sites for easy to make meals
Just made about 400g of paneer.
Turned out great. Firm yet soft and doesn't crumble.
Give me your best recipes for dishes containing paneer. OP will deliver with pictures when he cooks the best recipe tomorrow.
This. Saag paneer is fucking delicious!
Google recipe I guess, cause I don't remember it offhand, basically sauté a bunch of spices in oil, add some onion and garlic and ginger and sauté some more, then add pureed spinach and then some yogurt or similar (I used sour cream cause it's what I had, worked great).
Oh and obviously add the paneer and simmer all that shit together for a while.
>A Keurig? Tuh! I only drink freshly-brewed, thank you"
Why do people need to be elitists and snobs about everything?
Thoughts on the Cuban Sandwich?
If I get water hot enough couldi use it to fry stuff? Explain why this wouldn't work?
Just got a new casserole dish, and I need some ideas for what to cook in it.
Is this what heaven looks like? Almost makes me want to believe in religion. This is better than 72 virgins.
I'm making chicken teriyaki but I don't have mirin. Should use sake or rice vinegar as a substitute? Help please /ck/
I love Mac and cheese but I'm trying to be healthier, any delicious and low carb recipes?
how about vegetables and cheese.
same cheese sauce. you're just using green beans/broccoli/cauliflower/etc in lieu of the macaroni.
Why does it taste so good?
What is a good alternative to Monster that has the same flavor but doesn't have 'energy' or make your brain melt?
Normal people, like office workers and parents and shit, regularly consume loads of caffeine from coffee throughout the day. And yet they don't wear flame t-shirts or say that their beverage is making their "brain melt"
ITT: things that trigger your OCD
once I'll have time I'll make lasagna. never made till now, and I am a little bit lost regarding its difficulty. the cooking website I use has got lasagna recipes both with 'very hard' and with 'very easy' tags. their description is pretty similar though.
so: what is the difficulty of making a regular lasagna?
So, I have these 3 babies my aunt brought from France and I wanna eat them with a few friends, but I dont really know what sort of wine would go best with each one or if they all ask for different wines.
Any reccomendaditons? Preferably not very expensive stuff, and general description instead of specific brands (Eg: A Malbec with a strong wood after-taste).
A sweet white with the foie gras. Sauternes is a classic but rather pricey, a Riesling might be nice but be aware that really good sweet Rieslings aren't exactly cheap either. Rillette is sometimes rather salty and doesn't go too well with a sweet wine, I'd go with a half dry white for that.
How do I make iced tea?
>buy iced tea bags at your local foods store
>use quantity of bags provided on label
>use coffee pot to make tea
>add exactly 1 cup of sugar per gallon
>dilute tea mixture with water to produce desired quantity
>allow to sit in refrigerator for at least 16 hours
It's really shit if you try to consume it while it's...
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Freeze pic related, it's full of heavy elements.