this is my sourdough starter (also known as levain or poolish), made by mixing 150g wholemeal flour with 250ml warm water. when it starts to ferment i will feed it. hopefully this will be tomorrow and i can make my first batch of sourdough at the weekend. exciting.

5 jan update: it's started to ferment but only very slowly. getting it started the week london descends into a deep chill was probably not the best idea.

6 jan update: i gave it its first feed but everything seems to have ground to a halt with the liquid and flour seperating. i used my hand-blender to mix it all up and add lots of air. iam hoping this will kickstart everything again.