This was the kind of bread I had been thinking about making for a week or longer now. I wanted to use a simple recipe that was just flour, water, salt, and yeast. This one does have an egg white brushed on the top, so it is a touch above your most basic bread recipe.
I also thought it was interesting that this recipe required a starter to be made the night before. I always think of sourdough as the only type of bread that needs a starter. I tried reading about it on the interwebs, and the only thing to come of that is that now I want to make some sourdough.