Help with picking first recipe for sourdough newbie
Thanks for all the help I have gotten browsing this site already.
I have been making bread by hand for about a year and decided to get some starter when I heard about Carl's 1847 Oregon Trail starter.
I revived it starting last weekend which seemed to go quite well even though it was colder than normal. After reading here about firm starters I decided to give it an extra feeding after dividing it in half. I now have 360 grams of 100% hydration and 240 grams of 50% in the refrigerator. I am hoping to make some sourdough bread this weekend. One problem I have is that many recipes don't specify the hydration of the starter (and are often in cups, instead of weights).
I am looking for a recipe for my first attempt at sourdough. I would like it to be a fairly simple recipe using white bread flour (that is what I have!) that would allow a schedule something like this:
- Thursday after work -- feed up starter (and modify hydration if necessary?)
- Friday afternoon/evening -- make sponge/pre-ferment
- Saturday -- finish and bake
If this is practical and anyone can point me to a recipe they would recommend, I would appreciate it very much. I do have Reinhart's "Crust and Crumb" (and hope to get his new one soon)
thanks in advance -- wayne
PS: I will be baking this on a boat so am limited to small gas oven or convection/microwave if that matters. I have tiles for the convection.