Saturday, March 8, 2014
Does anyone else's gas range do this spooky thing, on High? Tendrils of flame curling around the pot.
The heat seems dispersed along with the flame. When I want High I, want High. HIGH. And no, I don't leave it like this when it behaves badly; I turn it back down to a point where it behaves as it should.
The flame does not always come on when one lights it electrically, by turning the knob. Half the time one must start it with a clicker/firelighter. That, too, is annoying, when one is juggling things and does not have a free hand to do the lighting thing. I work fast and with a short fuse, in the kitchen.
The range is as clean as I can get it. I asked our landlord if we could take the top off, but it seems firmly stuck. So who know what's going on under there.
In better news, it's Day Two of the 127th Street sourdough starter and the bubbles look great, already. It has had one feeding. Next week there will be bread, made with our very own wild Harlem yeast!
(It was nice knowing ye...)
If you'd like to make your own sourdough starter - if you haven't already; I realize I am late to this party - I used The Kitchn's post by Emma Christensen as reference.
[Update: my sourdough baking is off to a rocky start. I'd recommend a lot more reading. And the use of this method: King Arthur flour.]