No, I haven't disappeared, I just had an incredibly busy week. One of the things I've done was baking sourdough bread.
this recipe, however, later I switched to the instructions from here.
I was rather creative in following them, so it took me a longer time to create a starter of my own, plus I used a lot of wholegrain spelt flour I had which wasn't exactly a great success, imo. Luckily, I don't have it anymore:)
This was enough for two (smallish) breads:
Bread number 1 didn't quite rise enough after about 4 hours. As you see, you have to bake it in a pan so I used a cast-iron one:
Which again, wasn't a great success since the enamel started melting!
The result is above, not very glamorous and quite sticky inside, but eatable, my first sourdough loaf!
The second loaf spent the night in the fridge and rose better as a result. I also switched to stainless steel pan. It also turned out considerably better but still on the sticky side:
As you can see, it's much more plump. Next time, I'll probably try adding some rye flour instead of spelt!