Hello from just north of Chicago

Hello from just north of Chicago

So, I joined before I’ve even baked a loaf of bread. Well, technically, I’ve backed bread in the past. Long-ago past. 

Although I cook a lot, I’ve not gotten into baking. But recently, I’ve felt a need to bake, to knead, to taste homemade loaves. So, I purchased Reinhart’s Bread Maker’s Apprentice and decided to get started.

Funny story – my husband loves sourdough bread, so I thought I’d start with that. What I didn’t understand is that it is not a good idea to try to start a starter during one of the coldest weeks of the year. Nothing worked like it should.

So, now I’m stumped. What should I start with?

Source: Fresh Loaf