About a year ago, my husband discovered sourdough bread and loved it so much he no longer wants to eat any other type of bread. He doesn't eat much bread anyway, so it was no big deal to pick up a loaf for him when I was out and about - as long as it was on the shelf. I have a few places that I can buy from, but just recently I've not been able to get a loaf from any of them. Whether it's because the bread is more popular or the stores just don't bake that many of them, I don't know, but it's finally prompted me to have a go at making my own.
I've avoided it up until now because I know that it's not your average loaf of bread. I knew that it took a few days to make the starter before you even get to making the loaf, and it seemed like too much hassle. However, after a few days of fruitlessly trying to buy a loaf, I decided enough was enough.
It was time to make some sourdough of my own.