I have a sour dough from 1857. Yes, that is right – from 1857. It is practically a member of the family and I think it is time to share the love. Here is the deal: If you would like some sour dough (from 1857), instructions for how to keep it alive (it is idiot proof) and some recipes – leave a comment with your name, address (UK only please), and your e mail address and I will post you enough to get you going. I will do this for the first person who signs up. What you need to do once you get it is this:
1. Within a week, follow the instructions to refresh the sour dough, thus creating enough to save, enough to use, and enough to send on, as a gift, to the next person on the list.
2. Check the “sour dough mailing list” that I will put on the home page of this web site and send the gift of sour dough to the next person on the list. Once you have sent it, please post a comment to let everyone know. When they get it they need to follow the same instructions.
Once you sign up you may want to check where you are on the list and check on the progress of the sour dough as it gets fed and gifted on.
I have no idea how many people will sign up and some people may get stuck with some sour dough for a while but it does not take up a lot of space in your fridge so please be patient. I also have no idea if this will work and clearly it depends on the generosity of all of you who sign up. I cannot wait to see if this works! If you have any ideas about how to improve the process of gifting on, please let me know and I will oblige!
I look forward to sending a gift of an 1857 sour dough to the first person on the list.