I received the sourdough starter from my sister over the holidays. I made sourdough pretzels which turned out quite well. My bread, on the other hand, was one failure after another. The bread was edible but very unremarkable and never seemed to raise properly. Every week I would try a new recipe, as I fed my starter religiously. Although this recipe only calls for 1/4 cup of starter, it is what I’ve been looking for.
This loaf and my tenacity to create something I’m proud of was been inspired by Russell Smith, our resident 'master in the kitchen'. Thank you! Next up - bagels.
Here is the recipe if you are also inspired. I wish I could send you a jar of starter.