@ rnmommy02 - you need air to get to it to allow wild yeast to grow in your starter, and then it's going to produce gas and ferment. Keeping it in a closed container will likely reuslt in your bag exploding. Try a mason or 1/2 gallon pickle jar with a dish towel draped over it.
Oh, this bread is so good, I can't leave it alone, and neither can anyone else in my family! I have to keep a starter going all the time lately so we have some on the counter to enjoy. My DW and I love that it's so moist, and the nuts really add another dimension of flavor. You can vary them using Macadamia, Almonds, Pistashio, Walnuts or Pecans with great results! We like Pecans the best, but the Macadamia and Walnuts go over well also!
I was given a starter and happy to find a recipe that I could use. I used 1/2 cup of oil and 1/2 cup unsweetned apple sauce. I left out the nuts. Also used the cinnamon/sugar but only used about 2 tbsp of it. I baked it in a bundt pan 65 minutes at 325 degress. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I need help I'm making the starter mix and following the instructions, but this morning I found mold on the inside of the bowl. now what.
A truly tasty bread!<br/><br/>Johnski's Kitchen
A coworker brought this to work, and it was irresistible. 2 loaves were gone in less than a day. This is terrific stuff.
This is an excellent starter and the cake came out so moist and yummy! I passed on some of the starter, but am so glad I have some of my own so I can continue making these for myself, my neighbors and family!
Very clear and well written instructions--Even with alterations I was able to make a good and tasty bread and share it with a large number of people as a recipe and a starter.
Thank you for posting this as I misplaced the instructions that came with the starter. Now the starter has been 'fed' while I'm on the hunt for that elusive piece of paper!
Trying to make the starter for the first time - I put the sugar, milk and flour in a ziplock. Does anyone know of a reason that won't work?? Having a bowl on the counter for 17 days just doesn't work for my family... Any ideas?