I am going to try my hand at sourdough bread using my bread machine. I found a starter recipe in "More Bread Machine Magic" (Rehberg & Conway), and so far, it's going well. The milk/plain yogurt mixture curdled when it was supposed to, and I added bread flour today and am letting it sit for 2 to 5 days. I guess then I can make a loaf of sourdough?
Should I go ahead and let the sourdough mix *and* bake in the bread machine? (I have a Zoji). Or would it be better to just do the dough and bake it in the oven? Our weather here has been very lovely, so turning the oven on hasn't been an issue. (I baked brownies this evening without heating the kitchen up much.)
Can I use more low-fat-oriented ingredients in the recipe? I.e. substituting natural applesauce for the fat, Splenda for the sugar, etc?
Any other sourdough tips, etc., would be appreciated. I love sourdough, though hubby only tolerates it.