This bakes up nice and crusty.. dark and delicious. You first have to make the 'sponge' and let it rest for at least 5 hours. Then you mix in more flour and water, honey and salt and let rise for two hours. It's a very soft/sticky dough.. so you'll have trouble folding it into itself... I used a rubber spatula and then just dump it into a tall greased bowl (one that isn't wide around) and let it rise again for the last 45 minutes. After that I just dump out of that greased bowl onto cornmeal dusted parchment paper.. make a criss cross with a sharp knife or razor blade and slide it off onto unglazed quarry tiles into a preheated oven. I spray a little water into the oven to create a crispy crust.