⅔ cup warm water
¼ tsp sugar
½ tsp yeast
Mix it together very well. For the first hour or two mix up the starter vigourously every 10-15 minutes, getting it bubbly and full of air. Then let it sit covered for 4 hours or more (you can also make the starter the night before).
Next step is to add:
1 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil
1 ½ tsp salt
2 ⅓ cup flour
1 ½ tsp sugar
1 tsp yeast
Stir it very well getting lots of air into the dough again.
½ cup fresh herbs (I used oregano, basil, thyme and summer savory)
4 cloves of garlic
Continue coming back to stir every 10-15 minutes for the next 1 hour.
Cook at 425° F for 20 minutes or until they sound hollow inside when you tap them. Let cool and enjoy!
This is the best bread I’ve ever made and although it takes all day it’s totally worth it. I’ve brought it to several family dinners and parties and everyone comments on how awesome it is! So when you have a day to relax just drink some wine, work on some projects and make amazing bread!