My first experience of making sour dough bread was ...hhmmm... interesting. Each day I fed and watered it and wondered if I was doing it properly. It seemed to be bubbling up well after two or three days, then it seemed to do nothing on the fourth day. I decided that it prefered to be in the plastic mixing bowl rather than the glass bowl. Also, I don't think there was any need to change to a clean bowl each day. Then last night I got the 'sponge' ready but I think I made it too wet. This morning I looked at the sponge and was amazed at how it had risen, just how it was supposed to. However, I was right, it was a bit too wet and I had trouble getting it to stay in a loaf shape.
It spread out rather more than I'd hoped as it was baking. Never mind, it was my first go and I'm looking forward to having some at lunch time with some soup. The starter is now in my fridge waiting for me to have another go. Next time I think I'll bake it in a loaf tin, then if it is a bit loose it will stay a better shape. It is a fun way to make bread, just hope it tastes as nice as it smells.