What did I get for Christmas this year from my lovely sister? It’s alive and I have to feed it. No, not a dog–bread starter from King Arthur Flour. It shows up like this:
You have to feed it regularly and if you do that, you can make bread whenever you want. I’ve already tried it with mixed success. Making bread requires planning which I didn’t do. My dough sat for too long and the sour flavor really had too much time to develop. You can see photos of the process here. I baked my first loaf last night. It won’t win any beauty contests nor taste contests, but hey, I tried! I think it will take experimenting and lots of practice, which I’m eager to do. I’ll try again this weekend and post the results.