Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge is pane sicilliano. Peter Reinhart declared this one of his absolute favorite breads and I have to agree!
This is a three day bread. Three days! I'd gotten a bit used to two day breads, but a three day bread was hard. Each day didn't require a huge amount of work, but I had to 1. remember to do each step each day and 2. plan ahead enough to want bread on day 3. I just don't live three days ahead.
The dough came together perfectly. In the past I was constantly adjusting the water and flour at the end. Now, I trust Reinhart. And myself. I let the dough ball form, I switched to the dough hook, and I let the dough knead for awhile. After a few moments I added a small amount of flour and just let in knead. After 8 minutes it felt right.