Yeah true, mine’s died too, 7 years RIP. Deffo try the poolish or biga ones from FWSY if you haven’t. I have the James Morton book so if you want me to take some photos drop me a pm.
@Bainbridge yep, 500g flour, 500g water and 1/8 tsp yeast. 12-14 hours later mix with 500g more flour, 3/4 tsp yeast and 250g water IIRC. Then a few turns in first hour, first prove for maybe 3, form into two loaves, 1.5hr second prove.
Interesting what you say about bread being too nice as it’s something I’ve never seen mentioned here but the one reason I don’t bake more bread is self control. It’s probably my favourite food and it goes straight to my waist. I worked damn hard to get from 91kgs to 75kg and since a Christmas injury I’m back to 80 already. Booze and bread will be the death of me.