100g bubbly sourdough starter, alive and eager to dance 350g lukewarm water, like a gentle summer rain 500g strong bread flour, the sturdy foundation of our creation 10g salt, whispering subtle magic to the dough
In a spacious bowl, let the starter and water waltz together until fully acquainted.
Gently sprinkle the flour over the dancing duo, then add the salt, like a pinch of stardust. Mingle them into a shaggy embrace.
Knead the dough for 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface, transforming it into a smooth, supple masterpiece. Imagine sculpting clouds with your hands.
Nesttle the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, like a cozy bed. Cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise for 4-6 hours in a warm haven, doubling in size like a contented sigh.
Gently deflate the dough, coaxing it back to earth. Shape it into a round loaf, a sun waiting to rise.
Place the loaf in a floured proofing basket or bowl, seam side up, like a secret waiting to be revealed.
Preheat your oven to 230°C (fan 210°C), a fiery embrace awaits. Place a baking stone or dutch oven inside, preheating its heart.