You can see the difference from the original mixture. It is much more fluid and there are bubbles starting to form. All I did today was take its picture.
|Starting to look like starter|
Definitely a different look and aroma. I don't know what starter is supposed to smell like. It is not a yeasty smelling as I thought it might be. I divided it up and fed one 1/2. The other half I tested to see if it was ready to use. According the the cup of water test it was. What's that? Take a small spoonful of the starter and put in a cup of room temperature water. If it floats it is producing enough carbon dioxide to leaven a loaf of bread. If it sinks, let it go a little longer. It floated and I started my first ever batch of English muffins. The dough will rest for the night and I will make fresh muffins in the morning.
|is it ready to use?|
|Yes, it is ready to go!|
|Has a nice, stringy texture|
|Dough for English muffins|