Recently, I decided to embark on the sourdough journey because I saw a few recipes that looked too good to miss out on simply because I was lacking sour dough starter. Also, once I started baking bread, it seemed like I couldn’t skip out on making more traditional sourdough loafs.
There are entire blogs devoted to sourdough and I encourage you to use a search engine to find them. There is already more written on the subject by people much more knowledgable and experienced than myself so I won’t be going into any details here.
I am only writing to pique your interest or to get you over your indecision. Trust me, even if you never bake a loaf of bread, the starter will make fantastic pancakes. And, I hear, it makes great coffee cake and great waffles. And it isn’t all that much trouble to make and keep the sourdough starter.
So far I have made fantastic pancakes and a very nice pizza crust. Links for making and maintaining the starter, as well as some excellent recipes will be provided if anybody requests in a comment.