Sourdough using Mother Earth News Recipe
I am not only new to baking, I have never "blogged" before, so maybe someone has asked this before but I can't find the answer. I am so excited to have success using the Mother Earth News Magazine artisan bread recipe where you stir yeast water flour & salt, let it rise overnite, then put it in a dutch oven heated in a 475 degree oven!!!! I have never been able to make good bread until now. then I ordered "sourdough starter" for 5$ and figured out too late I bought a couple of Tbl. flour for 5$. it got moldy & I had to throw it out, and looking for some help I have come across this very helpful and nurturing website. I have copied the recipe for wild yeast sourdough starter and I'm wondering why I can't use it in the recipe instead of yeast in my dutch oven? also, I read someone's comment that they formed their loaf, then sprayed it once each minute for 5 minutes & put a pan of water in the oven... the dutch oven keeps the bread moist & steamy so they could skip that. The recipe is on Mother Earth news website, I think it's from the New York Times a couple of years ago. Can I adapt that recipe?