I decided to tackle my fear of sourdough bread and working with a starter. Sourdough baking had kicked my butt over 10 years ago, and so I decided it was time to try again. I did some research online and gave it a try yesterday and today (it was a long, but easy process) and I had excellent results!
My sourdough starter that I whipped up last week.
The recipe made two loaves that came out nice and crusty and chewy and perfectly tangy-tart tasting :)