Here is what you need to know about bread:
FLOUR – Without flour your bread will be too wet.
WATER – Without water your bread will be too dry.
SALT – Without salt your bread will rise too fast.
YEAST – Without yeast your bread will rise too slow.
PRE-FERMENTING – Preferments make your bread’s flavor more complex by extending ferment time.
POOLISH – Mellow preferment
BIGA – Rustic preferment
LEVAIN – Makes your flavor most complex (see also “Mr. Blob”)
PIZZA – Make your bread flat, put stuff on it, bake really, really hot
FOCACCIA – Make your bread flat, work in a ton of olive oil, put stuff on it, bake not quite as hot. (see also, Pizza)
COOKIES – For the hell of it bake some cookies.
Needless to say “Flour, Water, Salt, Yeast” by Ken Forkish is my favorite baking book. Read it.