I'm making my own sourdough bread. Starting with creating the starter and then (hopefully) getting better at making the bread!
Making the starter
Creating my own starter from scratch. Going with a 50/50 white/wholemeal split. Following the recipe in Tartine.
After a few weeks of refreshing the starter to stabilise it, it was time to bake the first loaf. For simplicity I chose to use the stripped down recipe in Dan Lepard's Short & Sweet book. The result is good but could be better. The crumb is a bit tacky, the bread has split underneath and hasn't risen as much as I'd like.