I am over the moon!! Thanks for the feedback re the error in the recipe. Got back onto it and have since made 3 fantastic loaves. First one I ‘retarded’ for about 12 hours and turned out beautifully. Second two had no retarding, turned out pretty good. Probably did not rise as well as the first batch, and the free form spread a little too much, was really flat, but I think that is just me needing more practice at shaping.
Thanks so much for all your time last Thursday, the starter and feedback. So excited about making more bread. Kids love it. Tom just keeps pointing up to the bench and yelling, ‘more, more’! Worst things he could be asking for!
Many thanks again, my project now is working through the book with the kids.