Hello! Before I went to Las Vegas for our Christmas family trip, I used this book to try out a sourdough starter recipe. I coddled this starter for several (eight!!!!) days, following the directions as best I could. The starter bubbled and smelled very sour - I was hopeful!
After a rise, a rest in the garage overnight and another rise the next day, they looked like the above picture.
And then I baked them. They looked beautiful!
I only cut myself three times with the bread knife as it slipped over the hard crust. It looked pretty in the middle. Rather heavy, like it didn't really rise that much. And, bummer, not really sour! :(
Still, it made a wonderful soup bowl. And I'll just have to try, try again...