My business is based on giving (I give away a lot of bread), and even though many would say, “Don’t give out your recipes!” I say, “Why not?” Most people will use it a time or two and find that it’s just easier to purchase the bread. Others are just curious and I have no problem satisfying that curiosity. Some may take it and start selling what they make. Great to all reasons for wanting the recipe!
No matter what your reason, be patient. Yes, this is a science, but there is much art to it, also. So, you will probably mess it up a few times until you start to get the “feel” for the different stages of the process.
So, here is how I make the bread that many people crave (sourdoughcrack.com). And here is a recent video where I was a guest on the You Tube show, “Cooking Made Easy with June” where we made sourdough bread.
Ingredients, (all the measurements are in grams for a single ~1.25# loaf):
Preparation (time from start to finish: 8 – 12 hours):
Gas oven (humid heat):
Electric oven (dry heat):
Enjoy the process!