Messing Around in the Kitchen: Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread

Messing Around in the Kitchen: Gluten-Free Sourdough Bread

Inspired by all of the canning, pickling, cheesemaking, and breadmaking in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I pulled out the brown rice sourdough starter that's been sitting in the fridge since some time in mid-2016. There were certainly no guarantees, as it was well past the "best by" date, but the ol' starter started.  Part of what kept me from starting it was the worry that I'd forget to feed it and waste a bunch of flour and time. Not really a worthwhile thing to worry about. Luckily, I was feeling inspired and that pushed me right past this silliness. The process was pretty straightforward, despite the various sets of instructions for keeping the starter fresh or refrigerating it. I emptied the powdered starter (essentially a bacterial colony) into a water and brown rice flour mixture which is both its food and its home. For the next few days, I emptied out all but about a half cup of the mixture and added fresh flour...
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