Hey guys, sorry I haven't been keeping up much lately. School is getting hectic, but it should be calming down again soon.
Last Christmas, my mom got me a loaf of uncut sourdough bread and some clam chowder. She explained how to make a bread bowl, and after taking my first bite, I fell in love with it. Since then, I can't find any unsliced sourdough locally, so I'm making my own.
The general concept is to start by catching and fermenting wild yeast in a water/flour sort of paste. I added in a little bit of commercial yeast just to kick-start the process, and so far, it has a nice sort of beery smell wafting off of it. I fed the goop this morning with fresh flour and water. It's very similar to the Amish friendship bread starter, all in all. It will be interesting to watch it develop further.