Sourdough is Magic
I truly believe this. The whole notion that you can mix flour, water and salt together and get something as beautiful as sourdough bread can only be explained by magic. Or… well, science I suppose. Still, every time I make a loaf of sourdough, I feel like a magician and if you have the time and energy to devote to it, I think you’ll feel exactly the same way.
Sourdough bread has been made for years around the world and all recipes for a plain sourdough bread are roughly the same. No-one has a copyright on sourdough bread. I learned most of what I know, however, from the Tartine Bakery and need to give them credit for my version of the classic. I have adapted their bread recipe and techniques for this recipe, adding some imperial measurements and making just one loaf at a time.