I’ve made bread many times in my life. I enjoy the rhythm of kneading dough and the precision in measuring. I like to watch the yeast bubble in the warm water and then peek at my dough rising under a dish cloth. I’ve turned to quickbread when I don’t have the time for a traditional bread, or I want something sweeter or smaller.
I have made muffins, rolls, dessert breads, breakfast breads and dinner breads. I’ve made baguettes and no knead bread. I have never, however, made a bread from a starter.
Last night, following the advice of this lady, I mixed a little flour, water, yeast and salt. I’m hoping something amazing is happening in my fridge while I’ve been at work. Tonight I’ll see what the starter will bring.
I’ve heard that it does wonders for the flavor and crust of the bread. Not to mention, it is incredibly easy. I’m hoping for a little magic; or at least a good loaf of bread!