It all started with a pizza night. I made my own pizza base and enjoyed playing with the dough and going on-line looking for instructions and videos etc.. I was thinking of maybe a sourdough pizza base when I came across sourdough companion. The bread looked so tasty I just had to try it. That night I began with a starter after reading Dom's experiments. A week later I tried my first baking on Saturday. I baked in a cast iron pot and the results was not bad for my first attempt.
Next weekend after a spectacular failure trying for sourdough bagels (god knows why) I went back to the Blogs and I followed all the threads from the Ciabatta Bake-off...I was inspired..I wanted to create a Ciabatta that was lights with lots of holes and tasted great. So after more research I followed a version of l'ancienne formula posted by SourDom to make Ciabatta.
This is only my third loaf of sourdough ever and I loved the result. My wife thinks it's just a fad but so far I'm totally hooked..