Jon made me a batch of starter last night, so that means I can now make kick-ass sourdough bread just like him! Well, hopefully. I’ll be posting the recipe and technique, but I don’t know how starter is actually made. There’s an article on it in the latest Cook’s Illustrated, I believe, but I just took a shortcut.
The dough rises in loaves overnight. Jon had said that he sometimes has problems with them spreading too much. One solution, I guess, would be to buy those wave-like pans and rise the loaves in there. What I did was cut up a 2-liter soda bottle into two tube halves. Hopefully they’ll stay stiff enough when the dough’s in them. We’ll see. I’ll be baking tomorrow morning, I think.