Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Christmas from Mister Sourdough

There is a link at the bottom of the page for more info regarding my seven different starters and how to order them. I offer a Super 7 bundle pack at a nice discount and also a single order starter pack that includes any two starters of your choosing. You can also click here for more info as well. 

I have been thinking about what to say for my latest blog entry and seeing as how it is Christmas time once again I want to give thanks to all who have ordered the various starters. Sourdough is fun and I think appropriate for the upcoming Christmas Dinner and what better sourdough starter than our very own Wasatch Willy Sourdough Starter. Order now and your starter will arrive in plenty of time for the Christmas holiday. Canadian orders take about two weeks to arrive and US orders are delivered within a few days. All orders are mailed promptly via First Class mail. It takes about three days to fully activate a starter from dry granules so keep that in mind when you order.

I have recently made several loaves of bread and rolls from Wasatch Willy and I love the flavor it provides. This is my favorite starter and tt's made from wild yeast found in the Greater Salt Lake Valley near Ogden, Utah and I am certain it will become your favorite as well.

Wasatch Willy's Sourdough Starter

When you order Wasatch Willy's Sourdough Starter you will get a packet of starter granules, instructions on how to start it up with three recipes and a jar lid label. When activating always use bottled water* and use a quart canning jar or something similar such as a clean large peanut butter jar. I use a chopstick to stir my starter. When using our starter you do not need to save half when feeding. I typically dump out the entire jar with the sides and bottom covered and then feed by adding a cup of flour and a cup of bottled water*.

* A thought on bottled water. It really depends on your local water supply. If your water is heavily treated then please only use bottled water. When activating your starter for the very first time please use bottled water only which is at room temperature or slightly warmer. After your starter is activated you can experiment with your city water on another jar and see how it reacts. Where I live our city water is ok to use but other cities may vary.

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My Sourdough Starters

In early 2013 I started selling a San Francisco Sourdough Starter, Valentina's, which I obtained while in the US Army stationed at the Presidio of San Francisco in 1978. Since then I have extended my starters to an old family starter from San Francisco which I have named after my Grandmother whom I affectionately called, Babo. I also created a non-sourdough starter (Tara) for use in normal bread recipes and it works fantastically. I have two Alaskan Starters as well, Alaska Sam's and Best Damn Alaskan Sourdough Starter, both of which are good and sour. 

A friend gave me an old Mormon Pioneer Sourdough Starter which came across the plains in the 1800's which I call, Parley's. 

My favorite starter is named after me, Wasatch Willy. It's made from locally obtained wild yeasts and is a real crowd pleaser. Everyone who has tried it really likes it.

All orders include:
  • Two packets of dried starter. The one you order and one other at my discretion. Usually Alaska Sams or the other Alaskan starter. Limit one free starter per customer and does not include the Super 7 bundles.
  • Activation Instructions with recipes
  • Jar Label

Shipping Rates
All Prices include shipping. The US Post Office recently raised rates and so I have had to modify my prices slightly. I ship First Class mail. Orders are shipped in a #10 envelope. 

Where Do I ship to:
I will ship to anywhere in the United States or Canada. 

Questions: Call us at 801-784-8090 Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm Mountain Time.

To Order:
So as to simplify the updating process of my blog entries I have created a single ORDER page you can go to by clicking here. As the blog slowly grows in size (a few posts each month) it becomes an arduous labor updating each and every one of them so hopefully this will make the pages easier to peruse and more enjoyable. Thank you.

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