Sourdough is made in 3 stages. First, the starter is created. Second, a pre-ferment is made using the sourdough. Then a bread dough is made using a portion of the pre-ferment.
This easy sourdough artisan bread is a kneaded in a mixer and then cooked in an enamel cast-iron pan for a perfect crust.
This is the best recipe for homemade sourdough bread I've ever made.