I have had this starter going for a little while but had yet to make bread with it. I have made pizza, breader and other things with it but not actual bread. I used one cup starter with 2 cups flour and 2 cups water for the sponge. After it was working good I added a couple tsp. of salt and a couple tablespoons of sugar. That was it. It didn't actually rise either time so I thought the bread was kind of a flop when I put it in my little convection oven to cook. Then it rose so much it hit the top burner and I had to snatch it out and put it in the big oven to save it. I will say though that the crust was hard and I definitely need to work on that.