I lost my old sourdough starter due to neglect and decided to get back into making this wonderful bread. It is difficult to come by and impossible to find good bread. This time instead of taking weeks to produce yeast I purchased a California starter base. I checked it after 24 hours and I am so excited. I had placed it in my yogurt maker to get it started. It smells wonderful.
For two days the company suggests to keep it at 70 degrees. Yikes! My house is at 63 degrees now. So I put it back into the yogurt maker without the lid to keep it warm but less than 90 degrees C.
I can’t wait until I can produce sourdough bread again.