Sorry this has taken so long, I did try the milk loaf and it is excellent. I haven't tried the sour dough starter. I have tried several different recipes for sour dough and have had trouble with every one of them so guess I am kind of gun shy. Someday when I get my nerve up I will have to try one more time.
I'm glad you enjoyed the Milk Loaf. I hope you are well??
Just like you, I had awful results from previous sour dough breads.
We had excellent sour dough bread (my first) in a really popular seafood restaurant in San Francisco and the baskets of bread went so quick. We were in a party of 12 and of course as soon as the baskets arrived, they were emptied almost immediately. I have tried on many occasions to replicate that bread without success, until I tried Bill's sour dough starter and it was sooo good, I'm going to stick to this one.
Reminiscing about that meal, one of the Scotsmen in our company had ordered a chowder soup - turned out he had ordered a clear chowder*. Poor Duncan, his face was a picture as he looked around at all our starters, but nobody volunteered to swap. At least he had a good share of the sour dough bread. Just one of those things, we all at one time or another have made a wrong menu choice.