Come watch the process...
Day 3. Bread flour and water. It was supposed to double. It didn't. I gave it an extra day. It didn't do anything. Do I start over or proceed? I couldn't quite tell. I decided to proceed with step 4 and hope for the best.
Day 4. More bread flour and water.
It doubled!! I was going to proceed with making the barm but had a busy morning.
While the wild yeast sponge fermented, the cranberries soaked in whisky, vanilla extract and orange extract. Yes, just cranberries. No raisins or candied fruit here!
Is it finally time to make the bread?! Yes!