I got home this morning from work and decided to refresh my wet starter in preparation for making some more bread. I had 140 gms of starter in the refrigerator that I mixed with 150 gms of water and 150 gms of organic white flour after letting it warm up. Popped it into the closed oven with the light on and 6 hours later I had a nicely bubbled starter. Divided that to do 2 different breads. I am doing the Vermont Sourdough with added whole grains (rye flour) from Hamelmann's book and am trying the Pane Siciliano again. My first attempt there was less than successful so this time I am going to try to be more diligent with it. I now have good semolina flour as well as the organic white flour. I have both preferments in the closed oven right now. Last I looked the temp was about 78-82 degrees. The Pate fermente' is rising nicely and the Vermont sourdough is just beginning to bubble. I plan to retard the sourdough to bake late tomorrow in the evening. I think it will also be that way with the Siciliano but with a bake earlier in the day. I will have to check the temperature in my laundry room. It is very cold outside (18 degrees here in Delaware) and supposed to get into the single digit temps so my laundry room may be just right to retard the dough tonight.
I will try to remember to get pictures along the way with these loaves. I don't go back to work until Wednesday at 7pm so I should have lots of time to get these loaves done.