Finally made my own sourdough starter, but disappointed with Reinhardt recipes...
After several tries of making my own sourdough starter, I FINALLY made it! Yay! My first attempt was using the River Cottage Bread book formula. That didn't work. I tried it a second time too and wasted another bag of flour. My third attempt was Reinhardt's formula in his whole grain bread book using rye and that didn't work. I tried again a fourth time with his instructions more carefully and using whole wheat this time. It worked! Yay! :)
I proceeded to choose a recipe from his whole grain book that use sourdough starter. I noticed that in all his recipes that use a sourdough starter, the final dough calls for a little bit of instant yeast. :-( Now that's disappointing.
Has any one tried making any of the Rienhardt whole grain recipes ignoring his call for 7g of instant yeast in the final dough?
Also, what whole grain bread formula using sourdough starter do you recommend?