I will be baking a 2 pound loaf of Italian bread today. I normally follow Amy's Italian Bread recipe which uses a sponge starter but since my starter died of neglect, I will be using my bread machine instruction book recipe. I'll mix it up in the bread machine, but bake it in the oven.
Now that the weather is warmer I am also going to make another attempt at catching some natural yeastie bugs to make some sourdough bread. I'll give it a week on it's own, and if I get no reaction I will help it along with some organic grape skins.
Life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party - Jimmy Buffett