A Stir The Pots Post


by | Apr 29, 2014 | Bread, Fermentation

Down to my last granules of a very old batch of Backferment, something my sister sent to me many years ago. I still wonder if it's working, though it gives me some definite signs of life and fermentation. I can't find an expiration date. Does one exist?  Here's some bread I made with it.

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  1. Ben

    Hi Jeremy
    Brad used some of his old granules when we went back to France recently for another bread weekend and the starters were smelling a bit off but the bread was ok. I bought a new batch but I have taken more of a liking to dried fruit (raisins/figs etc)yeast preferments as well as kefir whey ones.
    Best wishes

  2. Jonitin

    Hey Ben, well….I used it a few times..but what I have been doing is just refreshing it like sourdough…some good activity and less acidic then some sours…and I had a bit of old dough, refreshed that..and it has a smell of sweet pineapples…amazing power too!
    Kefir I don’t have time to manage with my schedule…did fruit water and grain, Swiss style..pretty good too!
    Cheers mate!


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