I'm not sure if I'm ready to rate this. This is my first time trying to make a sourdough starter. I feel like I did something wrong. After 24 hours, is the starter suppose to be loose? My starter is firm, and I can mold it like playdough. How is the starter suppose to look before I start day 2?
Am I missing something? On the 1st day, when I combine 3/4 Cup + 2 TBL Flour with only 1/2 Cup water, I get a very dry, hard ball of the mixture.
My starter turned out great, but I'm confused by the bread recipe. It calls for 1/2 cup or 8 ounces of starter. Those measurements don't seem to coincide - 8 oz of starter is a lot more than 1/2 cup. Which do I use?