Like any saga of ours, something went wrong, and before I could stop it, I realized as the milk was pouring into the mix, that it had expired (thats what happens when your poor sweet husband buys milk at Circle K two days beforehand.)
The starter mix takes ten days before it can be baked, and I had babied and loved it all ten days. I was crushed *ok disappointed, so I called my sister in law Melissa who had also gotten it at the same time. She came to my rescue and I was off and running again with a new starter batch, yay!
The first time I made it, we were shocked and amazed at its goodness. Whoa. It was gone fast. I did my part and dispersed it to three friends and then we ate it up like crazy! Since it begins with 4 starter bags, I happily kept the fourth and started over!
Today I made my second batch and it was just as good as the first time! Jaden helped, since I am still not feeling spectacular (dont worry, i washed my hands and i did not infect it an any way, really i didnt. :)) and away we went! Let me say though, it took every bit of strength i had to make it, and if it wasnt for the fact today was day ten and i was "following the rules" and oh so scared of the consequences, I would have skipped it. But off topic, I think i am getting better...no fever for the past few hours!
Heres the background:
day 1: mush the bag
day 2: mush the bag
day 3: mush the bag
you get the picture...lots of mushing! On day 5 you add some ingredients, then you mush more every day and then on day ten you make it.
Ok, starting off with the recipe and the starter bag
all your ingredients
Then put a cup into four bags
Then mix the other ingredients on the list with the remaining batter (you arent supposed to use metal anything...anyone know why? and all my mixing spoons were in the dishwasher and i hate washign dishes by hand!)