Not all of you are going to be as excited as I am about Isaac. But you would be if you knew him. With proper care Isaac will live forever. He only has to be fed once a week and lives in his own little pottery jar. Once a week he produces an offspring that can be shared with a friend, or in my case I just keep saving them.
Isaac arrived in the mail a week ago last Saturday. He was packed in a Mason jar with a little hole in the top for air with his new pottery jar home and lots of bubble wrap. When I opened the box he was sitting on top of the jar. I guess he didn't like being confined to the jar so he managed to escape through the hole. Thank goodness the jar was in a plastic baggie. I scooped him off the lid, put him in his new home and fed him. He had had a long cold trip.
My wonderful friend Joyce at October Farm had mailed me part of her sourdough starter, named Isaac. I will love them both forever. She has worked and worked to perfect a fabulous sourdough bread. Isaac and I have been very patient until she got the recipe just like she wanted.
This past Monday Isaac and I got to work on our first loaf of sourdough bread. I can not tell you how wonderful it turned out. The perfect texture, slight sour taste and thin blistered crust. I will never buy sourdough bread again, and probably any other bread. This lady is a genius. She has made a bread maker out of me, someone who never baked bread until she taught me how.
I'm sure she will be posting recipes soon. If I can do it so can you.
Joyce thank you so very much for my wonderful friend Isaac. Could we have a sourdough biscuit recipe now please.
How could you not feel good with friends like Joyce and Isaac.