Originally Posted by Tain
After starting this thread, I took myself up to London and bought two loaves of St Johns Bakery sourdough bread for my family to try. Turns out that none of them like it, so unless I want to bake just for myself then it's a fairly futile effort :'(
I've never liked sourdough anything, but OTOH every baking endeavor I've ever embarked upon was either a total success or a qualified success. My only failings have been that sometimes the result is rather dumpy or collapsed, but I've never baked a single thing that didn't taste great!
IMO anybody who enjoys sourdough recipes and wants to back should take the effort to try some of these recipes.
I'm saddened that I just don't like the sourdough taste so I won't be able to participate.
I think baking your own sourdough would be well worth the effort if you like the taste of sourdough.