1/2 cup of sourdough

Day 22 out of 40

Engaging with fermentation is an exercise in hope. It transforms the product and the maker, the future and the now.

I started looking at time differently when I started working with sourdough and other cultures. I didn’t see fermentation as the process of breaking down but as an opportunity to build up. To work with microorganisms to create.  And building things takes time; not wasting time, but gaining. 

Sourdough Tortillas ( make 8 large for burritos or 12 smaller for tacos) 

3 cups of stone ground wheat flour 

1 cups of water

1/4 cup oil

2 tbsp of sourdough starter

Few pinches of salt

Knead for a few minutes. Let the dough ferment on the counter all day and then all night in the fridge if desired. If short on time, roll out and cook right away on both sides – little oil on a pan, on low fire.


2 thoughts on “1/2 cup of sourdough

  1. Jim Leff says:

    You can’t create without breaking down, and breaking down poses infinite creation opportunity. The Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, is also the goddess of creativity.

    Creativity is scary for those afraid of change. Humans are naturally creative, but most suppress/inhibit it by stiffening themselves via habitual resistance. They prefer to identify as the stiff bread or cracker, not the pliable dough. Spotlighting effect while ignoring cause.

    In the end, it’s pointless to distinguish creative/destructive, gain/waste, win/loss. Every juncture, without exception, presents opportunity. Distinctions are the mind’s junk food.

    “Enlightenment is absolute cooperation with the inevitable.”
    ~ Anthony de Mello

    (note he didn’t say “acceptance”, which is passive, but “cooperation”, which is active and perhaps eager)

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