I absolutely hate baking. I really love good bread. No vendor in my area has good bread. Should I try making bread? [more inside]
I'll go ahead and call myself an experienced breadmaker. Now, I want to invent my own recipes. What should I keep in mind? [more inside]
Besides bread, what else can I make with my sourdough starter? [more inside]
Sourdough baking and time management: Did I start my sponge at the wrong time? I have a nice looking sponge, but I won't be able to bake until after work tomorrow (20 hours or so). What should I do with it, at this point? [more inside]
I've got some Amish Friendship Bread starter that i've been keeping in 1 gallon zipper bags. The directions state to add 1 cup of flour, sugar and milk on the 5th day, and bake on the 10th, after feeding it another cup of flour sugar and milk. What else can this starter be used for? What's the best way to store it, do I have to split it into 4 before using 1 cup for bread? Any other sourdough tips?
Some sourdough recipes advise against using metal utensils and bowls. Why? And then why do these same sources turn around and tell you to put the dough in the (metal) workbowl of your stand mixer?