Mashable producer, Mark Stetson, set out to find out how to make a yeast starter and then bake with it. What he discovered about himself along the way was much deeper than that.
While the majority of sourdough posts show off good bread, there's also a cohort of posters who are brave enough to show their — yes, that's right — bad bread. Usually these bad breads are early attempts: They've collapsed from over-proofing, or they're rock-hard with raw centers, or they have not a single air pocket. And while they may not be as pretty, they're just as important.