flour to starter to bread (with photos)
Thanks to all the advice and tips from everyone on this site, I think I've successfully created my own sourdough starter from nothing more than flour and water! On top of that, I baked my first loaves of bread with it and they turned out pretty decently, I think!
I tried to document the whole process with photos since I thought it might be useful for others who want to start their own starters some day. So if you will pardon the blatant self-promotion, here's my sourdough journey complete with photos:
Since I'm still relatively new to bread-baking, I'd love to hear any suggestions. In particular, as you might be able to tell from some of the pictures, I had some problems slashing the bread loaves before baking. How deep should the slashes be? What's the best tool for the task?
Thanks! Happy baking!