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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD



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Plain white, simple sourdough bread. A great starter recipe to use if you are new to sourdough baking. The dough cycle of the bread machine can be used to prepare the dough, if you like. Prep time does not include proofing time for starter.

Provided by Donna M.

Categories     Sourdough Breads

Time 3h50m

Yield 1 loaf

Number Of Ingredients 6

2 cups proofed sourdough starter
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cups white bread flour

Steps:

  • Before measuring out your 2 cups of starter culture, it must be proofed: To proof, I usually start with 1 cup of starter and stir into it equal parts of flour and warm water (for this recipe, 1 1/2 cups of each would be more than enough).
  • Let mixture sit, covered loosely, for 8 to 12 hours-- the longer it sits, the sourer the flavor will be.
  • At this point, measure out the 2 cups required for recipe, and return leftover starter to refrigerator for next time.
  • Pour starter into mixing bowl.
  • Melt butter (microwave works well).
  • Add milk to butter and warm briefly (85 degrees F).
  • Add the salt and sugar, stir until dissolved.
  • Add this mixture to the culture and mix well.
  • Add the flour, 1 cup at a time, stirring until the dough is too stiff to mix by hand.
  • Turn onto floured board and knead in the remaining flour until the dough is smooth and satiny.
  • Pat dough into a 1-inch thick oval and form loaf by rolling oval up from the long side, pinching the seam together as you roll the dough, tucking ends to form the loaf.
  • Place in lightly greased loaf pan (I spray with cooking spray), and let rise, covered, at 85 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • When the dough rises 1 to 2 inches above the edges of pan, it is ready to bake.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes (baking time varies according to your oven and your personal taste--some like a darker crustier bread than others).
  • Remove loaf from oven and brush the top lightly with melted butter; turn loaf out of the pan and cool on wire rack.
  • If you prefer, you can shape this into a round or oval loaf and bake on a baking sheet.

HOW TO MAKE SOURDOUGH BREAD



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Make a sourdough starter from scratch, then use it to bake a flavoursome loaf of bread with our simple step-by-step recipe.

Provided by Cassie Best

Categories     Side dish

Time 1h40m

Yield Makes 1 loaf

Number Of Ingredients 6

700g strong white flour
500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp fine salt
1 tbsp clear honey
300g sourdough starter
flavourless oil, for greasing

Steps:

  • First, make your starter. In a large bowl, mix together 100g of the flour with 125ml slightly warm water. Whisk together until smooth and lump-free.
  • Transfer the starter to a large jar (a 1-litre Kilner jar is good) or a plastic container. Leave the jar or container lid ajar for 1 hr or so in a warm place (around 25C is ideal), then seal and set aside for 24 hrs.
  • For the next 6 days, you will need to 'feed' the starter. Each day, tip away half of the original starter, add an extra 100g of flour and 125ml slightly warm water, and stir well. Try to do this at the same time every day.
  • After 3-4 days you should start to see bubbles appearing on the surface, and it will smell yeasty and a little acidic. This is a good indicator that the starter is working.
  • On day 7, the starter should be quite bubbly and smell much sweeter. It is now ready to be used in baking.
  • Tip the flour, 225ml warm water, the salt, honey and the starter into a bowl, or a mixer fitted with a dough hook. Stir with a wooden spoon, or on a slow setting in the machine, until combined - add extra flour if it's too sticky or a little extra warm water if it's too dry.
  • Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 mins until soft and elastic - you should be able to stretch it without it tearing. If you're using a mixer, turn up the speed a little and mix for 5 mins.
  • Place the dough in a large, well-oiled bowl and cover. Leave in a warm place to rise for 3 hrs. You may not see much movement, but don't be disheartened, as sourdough takes much longer to rise than a conventional yeasted bread.
  • Line a medium-sized bowl with a clean tea towel and flour it really well or, if you have a proving basket, you can use this (see tips below). Tip the dough back onto your work surface and knead briefly to knock out any air bubbles. Shape the dough into a smooth ball and dust it with flour.
  • Place the dough, seam-side up, in the bowl or proving basket, cover loosely and leave at room temperature until roughly doubled in size. The time it takes for your bread to rise will vary depending on the strength of your starter and the temperature in the room, anywhere from 4-8 hrs. The best indicators are your eyes, so don't worry too much about timings here. You can also prove your bread overnight in the fridge. Remove it in the morning and let it continue rising for another hour or 2 at room temperature. The slower the rise, the deeper the flavour you will achieve.
  • Place a large baking tray in the oven, and heat to 230C/210C fan/gas 8. Fill a small roasting tin with a little water and place this in the bottom of the oven to create steam. Remove the baking tray from the oven, sprinkle with flour, then carefully tip the risen dough onto the tray.
  • Slash the top a few times with a sharp knife, if you like, then bake for 35-40 mins until golden brown. It will sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Leave to cool on a wire rack for 20 mins before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 245 calories, Fat 1 grams fat, Carbohydrate 48 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 1 grams sugar, Fiber 2 grams fiber, Protein 8 grams protein, Sodium 0.4 milligram of sodium

EASY SOURDOUGH BREAD



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Don't be daunted by making a sourdough bread starter at home - this easy cheat's version makes a lovely loaf without the stress

Provided by Barney Desmazery

Categories     Buffet, Side dish, Snack

Time 1h

Yield Makes 1 loaf (cuts into 10-12 slices)

Number Of Ingredients 5

100g strong white bread flour
100g organic dark rye flour
0.5 x 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
400g strong white bread flour
0.5 x 7g sachet fast-action dried yeast

Steps:

  • To make your starter, place all the ingredients in a bowl and add 250ml cold water. Mix together thoroughly with a spoon until you have a spongy mixture, then cover with cling film and leave at room temperature at least overnight, but up to 24 hrs if you have time.
  • To make the bread dough, tip the ingredients into a clean bowl and add 1 tbsp fine salt, 200ml cold water and your starter. Bring all the ingredients together to a dough, adding a splash more water if too stiff, then tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for at least 10 mins until smooth, elastic and springy (this will take 5-7 mins in a mixer with a dough hook). Place the dough in a clean, lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave until doubled in size - about 1 hr at room temperature, 3 hrs in the fridge (see tips, below).
  • Tip the dough onto a floured surface and gently shape into a round - you don't want to knock too much air out of the dough. Dust a piece of baking parchment heavily with flour and sit the dough on top. Cover with a tea towel and leave to prove for 1 hr until doubled in size.
  • Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Place a sturdy flat baking tray on the middle shelf of the oven and a smaller tray with sides underneath. Dust the dough with flour and slash with a utility knife. Slide the bread onto the hot tray on top and throw a few ice cubes (or pour some cold water) onto the tray below - this creates a burst of steam, which helps the bread form a nice crust. Bake for 25-30 mins until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Leave the bread to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 172 calories, Fat 1 grams fat, Carbohydrate 33 grams carbohydrates, Fiber 3 grams fiber, Protein 6 grams protein, Sodium 1.3 milligram of sodium

BASIC ALL PURPOSE SOURDOUGH BREAD



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You can make this all purpose flour sourdough bread recipe into beautiful crusty artisan-style bread or a soft and tender sandwich bread. The process will have you observe your starter ripening and dough rising during the day, followed by an evening bake or an overnight refrigeration of the dough for a morning bake. It's simple, easy to follow, and delicious.

Provided by Eric Rusch

Categories     Recipes

Time 1h5m

Number Of Ingredients 19

Starter Build
30 grams sourdough starter
35 grams all purpose flour
35 grams water
Final Dough by weight
400 grams all purpose flour
300 grams water
100 grams sourdough starter
8 grams salt
Final Dough by volume
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup sourdough starter
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Final Dough baker's percentages
100% all purpose flour
75% water
25% starter
2% salt

Steps:

  • See the videos and photos above for target dough consistency, expansion during the rising periods, and shaping and scoring techniques.
  • Early in the day, build 100g sourdough starter by feeding 30g starter with 35g flour and 35g water. Allow this to ripen over the next 3-6 hours. When the starter is at least double in size, it is ready to use in your dough.
  • Mix the dough ingredients together in a large bowl. Cover, let the dough sit for about 15 minutes, and then stretch and fold the dough, forming it into a smooth ball.
  • Cover the dough and let it rise (bulk ferment) until it has almost doubled in size. At warm temps (low 80s) my dough doubled in 4 hours. Colder dough may need twice or more that time.
  • Flour your work surface and scrape your dough out of the bowl and onto the flour.
  • Shape your dough into a boule, sandwich loaf, or whatever shape you prefer.
  • While the dough rests on it's seam for a minute or so, flour your proofing basket. If you don't have a proofing basket, you can use a colander or bowl lined with a well-floured tea towel. If using a loaf pan, oil it or line it with parchment paper.
  • Place the dough in your proofing basket seam-side up, or in your loaf pan seam-side down.
  • Cover and let the dough rise again (final proof) for about 30 minutes at room temperature and then refrigerate the dough overnight (8-16 hours). You can also leave the dough at room temperature for longer (1-2 hours) and then bake it without the refrigeration stage. For baking in a loaf pan, let the dough rise almost completely before refrigerating it (1-2 hours) or bake it same-day.
  • Artisan Style Bread Baking Instructions
  • Preheat your oven and baking vessel at 500F for 30 minutes.
  • Flip the dough out of the proofing basket and onto a sheet of parchment paper or the base of your hot baking vessel, score, cover, and return the vessel to the oven.
  • If your baking vessel is a ceramic cloche, bake at:
  • 500°F for 20 minutes, lid on
  • 450°F for 5 minutes, lid on
  • 450°F for 5-10 minutes, lid off
  • If your baking vessel is cast iron, bake at:
  • 500°F for 15 minutes lid on and then place a baking sheet under the cast iron on the same shelf
  • 450°F for 10 minutes, lid on
  • 450°F for 5-10 minutes, lid off
  • When baking is complete, the bread should have an internal temperature of at least 205F and it should sound hollow when you knock on the bottom of the loaf.
  • Loaf Pan Baking Instructions
  • Preheat your oven to 375F for about 15 minutes.
  • Brush the top of the dough with water and place it in the oven on the middle shelf.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, turning the pan halfway if the bread is browning unevenly. To firm up the bottom and sides of the loaf, take it out of the loaf pan for the last 5-10 minutes.
  • When baking is complete, the bread should have an internal temperature of at least 200F.
  • Brush the still-warm crust with butter or oil to keep it soft.
  • Ideally, these loaves should cool for about 2 hours before slicing but I completely understand if you want to dive right into your steaming bread.

BASIC BUT BEAUTIFUL SOURDOUGH BREAD



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I like to bake these in 8 inch round pans, making a pretty loaf that's low on effort and very light. It's the first sourdough recipe I tried and I think it makes a good place to start if you're new to the whole process. The prep time includes rising times, but this could vary depending on how quickly your starter rises. Mine seems to be pretty quick.

Provided by Sackville

Categories     Breads

Time 3h5m

Yield 2 loaves

Number Of Ingredients 5

2 cups sponge proofed sourdough starter
3 cups unbleached flour
2 tablespoons olive oil or 2 tablespoons softened margarine
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt

Steps:

  • Pour the sponge in a bowl and add the sugar, salt and oil or margarine.
  • Mix well and then knead in the flour a half-cup at a time.
  • Knead in enough flour to make a good, flexible bread dough- you may use slightly more or less than the three cups indicated, depending on how runny your starter is.
  • Just keep adding until it looks like any other bread dough.
  • You can add the flour by hand, with an electric mixer, a bread machine on dough cycle or a food processor.
  • Find a warm place and let the dough rise, covered loosely by a towel (I use my airing cupboard but a slightly warm oven works well too-- don't keep it on, just turn it on for a moment to warm it up before turning it off and putting the dough in).
  • If you're using a bread machine's dough cycle, let it rise in the machine.
  • Note that sourdough rises more slowly than yeast bread.
  • Just let it keep going until it's doubled in bulk.
  • Punch the dough down and knead it a little more.
  • Make a loaf and place it on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Slit the top if you like, and cover the loaf with a paper towel and place it in a warm place to rise again, until doubled in bulk.
  • Place the pan with the loaf in your oven, and then turn your oven to 350 F or 190 C and bake the bread for 30-45 minutes.
  • Do not preheat the oven.
  • The loaf is done when the crust is brown and the bottom sounds hollow when thumped with a wooden spoon.
  • Turn the loaf out onto a cooling rack or a towel and let it cool for an hour before slicing.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 834.4, Fat 15.3, SaturatedFat 2.1, Sodium 2329.5, Carbohydrate 151.5, Fiber 5.1, Sugar 8.9, Protein 19.4

BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD



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Provided by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Categories     Bread     Bake     Advance Prep Required

Yield Makes: a 6-by-3 1/2-inch-high round loaf/about 15 ounces/430 grams

Number Of Ingredients 17

EQUIPMENT
a heavy-duty mixer with dough hook attachment;
an 8-inch banneton or small colander lined with a towel;
a half sheet pan lined with a nonstick liner such as Silpain or parchment;
a baking stone OR baking sheet
Stiff Sourdough Starter
sourdough starter: 1/3 cup (2 3/4 ounces or 75 grams)
• for storing: scant 1/4 cup (1.75 ounces or 50 grams)
• for this bread: 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons (1 scant ounce or 25 grams)
FLOUR AND WATER FOR FEEDING THE STARTER
bread flour: 1 1/3 cups, divided (7 ounces or 200 grams)
water, at room temperature (70 to 90°F): 1/2 cup minus 1 tablespoon, divided (3.5 ounces or 100 grams)
Dough
bread flour: 1 1/4 cups (7 ounce or 200 grams)
water, at room temperature (70 to 90°F): 2/3 liquid cup (5.5 ounces or 154 grams)
stiff sourdough starter (from above): 2/3 cup (5.25 ounces or 150 grams)
salt: 1 scant teaspsoon (scant 0.25 ounce or 6 grams)

Steps:

  • The day before baking, first thing in the morning, feed (expand) the sourdough starter. (It will be ready to use or to rest refrigerated overnight after about 14 hours.) Allow the starter to sit at room temperature (70° to 80&Deg;F) for 1 hour before feeding it.
  • The Storage Starter
  • First, feed (refresh) and store some of the sourdough seed starter for future batches of bread (you will be increasing it by 2 1/2 times, from 50 grams to 125 grams):
  • Begin by tearing off a scant 1/4 cup (1.75 ounces/50 grams) of the starter. It will be soft and stretchy. Place it in a small bowl.
  • Add 1/3 cup (1.75 ounces/50 grams) of the flour and 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons (1 scant ounce/25 grams) of the water. With a wooden spoon and then your hand, mix and knead together until all the flour is absorbed. The starter should be the consistency of a stiff biscuit dough. If after about 2 minutes of kneading there are still loose particles of flour, add water by the droplet. (Don't worry, too much water won't hurt it-but during fermentation and resting, the dough becomes softer, and it is easier to work with the starter when it is firm and not sticky, so you don't lose any on your fingers or the bowl.)
  • Place this starter in a lightly oiled 1-cup storage container with a lid. Lightly oil the surface of the starter. Allow the starter to start to ferment at warm room temperature (75°to 80°F) before storing it in the refrigerator. If you are planning to bake more bread soon, you want the starter to ferment longer at room temperature so it will be more active sooner. If you are not planning to bake more bread for several days, you want to slow down the fermentation by refrigerating it sooner so that the yeast doesn't consume all the added flour.
  • If baking bread the next day or the day after feeding the starter, refrigerate the starter after 2 hours at room temperature.
  • If baking bread 3 days after feeding the starter, refrigerate the starter after 1 hour at room temperature.
  • If baking bread 1 week after feeding the starter, refrigerate the starter after 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • The Starter for the Bread
  • 1. Give the starter the first feeding and allow it to ferment and rise (you will be increasing the starter by 4 times, from 25 grams to 100 grams). Tear off a scant 2 tablespoons (1 scant ounce/25 grams) of the sourdough starter (discard any remaining starter) and place it in a small bowl.
  • Add 1/3 cup (1.75 ounces/50 grams) of the flour and 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons (1 scant ounce/25 grams) of the water. With a wooden spoon and then your hand, mix and knead together until all the flour is absorbed. If after about 2 minutes of kneading there are still loose particles of flour, add water by the droplet. The starter should be a rough dough that is very stiff but holds together, with no loose flour particles. It will measure a rounded 1/3 cup and weigh 3.5 ounces/100 grams.
  • Transfer the starter to an oiled 1-cup glass measure. Oil the top and press it down into the cup. It should measure about 1/3 cup in the glass measure. Cover the measuring cup tightly with greased plastic wrap and let rise (ideally at 75°to 80°F) until it has doubled, to 2/3 cup, 6 to 8 hours.
  • 2. Give the starter the second feeding and allow the yeast to ferment and rise (you will be increasing it by 4 times, from 50 grams to 200 grams). Tear off a scant 1/4 cup (1.75 ounces/50 grams) of the starter and discard the remainder. Tear the starter into a few pieces and place in a medium bowl. Add the remaining 2/3 cup (3.5 ounces/100 grams) flour and 3 1/2 tablespoons (1.75 ounces/50 grams) water. With a wooden spoon and then your hand, mix and knead together until all the flour is absorbed. If after about 2 minutes of kneading there are still loose particles of flour, add water by the droplet. The starter should be a rough dough that is very stiff but holds together, with no loose flour particles. You will have a full 3/4 cup (7 ounces/200 grams).
  • Transfer the starter to an oiled 2-cup glass measure. Oil the top and press it down into the cup. It should measure about 3/4 cup in the glass measure. Cover the measuring cup tightly with greased plastic wrap and let rise (ideally at 75°to 80°F) until it has doubled, to 1 1/2 cups, about 6 hours. Refrigerate the starter if you are not ready to mix the dough-up to 20 hours.
  • 3. Mix the dough.
  • Mixer Method If you have refrigerated the starter, remove it to room temperature 1 hour before mixing the dough.
  • In the mixer bowl, place the flour. With the dough hook, on low speed (#2 if using a KitchenAid), gradually add the water until the flour is moistened enough to form a rough dough. Continue kneading on low speed for 3 minutes, enough to develop the gluten structure a little. Scrape down any bits of dough. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rest for 20 minutes.
  • With oiled fingers, tear off 2/3 cup (5.25 ounces/150 grams) of the starter; discard the rest. Tear it into 4 pieces, roughly the same size. On low speed, knead it into the dough, about 2 minutes. Add the salt and continue kneading for 1 minute. Raise the speed to medium (#4 KitchenAid) and knead for 3 minutes. The dough will be barely tacky (sticky), smooth, and very elastic. If it is still very sticky, knead in a little flour. If it is not at all sticky, spray it with a little water and knead it. (The dough will measure about 2 cups and weigh about 17.7 ounces/502 grams.)
  • Hand Method If it has been refrigerated, remove the starter to room temperature 1 hour before mixing the dough.
  • With oiled fingers, tear off 2/3 cup (5.25 ounces/150 grams) of the starter; discard the rest. Tear it into 4 pieces, roughly the same size, and place it in a mixing bowl.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir in the water, stirring for a few seconds to soften the starter, then add all but 2 tablespoons of the flour and the salt. Continuing with the wooden spoon or using your hand, mix until the flour is moistened. Knead the dough in the bowl until it comes together, then scrape it onto a lightly floured counter. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, enough to develop the gluten structure a little, adding as little of the reserved 2 tablespoons flour as possible to keep it from sticking. (To prevent sticking, it helps to use your fingertips, not the palms of your hands.) Use a bench scraper to scrape up the dough and gather it together as you knead it. At this point, it will be very sticky. Cover it with the inverted bowl and allow it to rest for 20 minutes. (This rest will make the dough less sticky and easier to work with.)
  • Knead the dough for another 5 to 10 minutes or until it is very smooth and elastic. It should be barely tacky (sticky) to the touch. If the dough is still very sticky, add some or all of the remaining reserved flour or a little extra. (The dough will measure about 2 cups and weigh about 17.7 ounces/502 grams.)
  • Both Methods 4. Let the dough rise. Using an oiled spatula or dough scraper, scrape the dough into a 4-cup glass measuring cup or 1-quart food storage container, lightly greased with cooking spray or oil. Press down the dough so you can get an accurate measure, and lightly spray or oil the top. It will come to 2 cups. Cover the measuring cup with plastic wrap; or cover the container with a lid and, with a piece of tape, mark the side of the container at approximately where double the height of the dough would be. Allow the dough to rise (ideally at 75°to 80°F) for 1 hour. It will only have risen a little.
  • Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured counter. Gently push it down to deflate it, and stretch it into a rectangle (the exact size is not important). Give it 2 business letter turns. It will be soft and stretchy but a little firmer after each turn. Return the dough to the greased container and lightly spray or oil the top. Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap and allow it to rise for another hour.
  • Stretch the dough again, give it 2 business letter turns, and return it to the container. Grease the top, cover, and allow it to rise until doubled, to 4 cups (1 quart), 4 to 5 hours.
  • 5. Shape the dough and let it rise. Without deflating it, turn the dough out onto a floured counter and round it into a ball (see page 65). Set it in a floured banneton or a colander lined with a floured towel, seam side up. Pinch together the seam if it starts to pull apart. In the banneton, the dough will be about 2 inches from the top.
  • Spray the dough with oil or sprinkle lightly with flour and cover it with a large container or plastic wrap. Let the dough rise ideally at (75deg;to 80°F.) until almost doubled, 3 to 4 hours. When it is pressed gently with a fingertip, the depression will very slowly fill in. In the banneton, the center of the dough will be 3/4 to 1 inch from the top.
  • 6. Preheat the oven. Preheat the oven to 475°F 1 hour before baking. Have an oven shelf at the lowest level and place an oven stone or baking sheet on it, and a cast-iron skillet or sheet pan on the floor of the oven, before preheating.
  • 7. Slash and bake the dough. Very gently invert the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. (If you are using a colander and the risen bread is more than 1 inch below the top, you will need to support the bread when inverting it so that it doesn't fall and deflate. Cut a cardboard circle small enough to fit into the colander and touch the surface of the bread. Place a piece of parchment on top of the bread, place the cardboard on top, and invert it onto the cardboard. Then slide the bread, still on the parchment, onto the baking sheet.) For a more evenly rounded bread, it's fine to leave the dough unslashed. If you like the rustic appearance of a slashed top crust, with sharp scissors, sharp knife, or a single-edged razor blade, slash a 1/4-inch-deep cross in the dough. Because the skin of the dough is very dry, it will be difficult to slash; use a gentle hand so as not to deflate the dough.
  • Quickly but gently set the baking sheet on the hot baking stone or hot baking sheet. Toss 1/2 cup of ice cubes into the pan beneath and immediately shut the door. Bake for 5 minutes. Lower the oven to 450°F and continue baking for 10 minutes. With a heavy pancake turner, lift the bread from the pan and set it directly on the stone, turning it around as you do so for even baking. Continue baking for 10 to 15 minutes or until the crust is deeply burnished and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean (an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center will read about 212°F). For a very crisp crust, prop the open door slightly ajar for the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • 8. Cool the bread. Remove the bread from the oven, and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • VARIATIONS
  • Quicker Sourdough Bread (with added commercial yeast) If your schedule requires speeding up the process (by about 25 percent), or if you feel more secure with the added reliability of commercial yeast, you can add up to 0.06 percent of the total weight of the flour in this recipe (including the flour contained in the starter). The total weight is 300 grams; 0.06 percent of 300 grams is about 0.2 gram or about 1/16 teaspoon instant yeast. This should be added after the autolyse (the 20-minute rest before the final mixing). At this low a percentage, it will not affect the acidity or flavor of the sourdough, but if it were added at the beginning, the commercial yeast would likely be killed by the acidity of the sourdough starter.
  • Basic Sourdough Bread with Extra Flavor and Keeping Quality If desired, you can replace 2 tablespoons (0.7 ounce/20 grams) of the bread flour with an equal measure or weight of whole wheat, kamut, or rye flour. (This is 6.5 percent of the total amount of flour in the recipe.)
  • French Country Boule Reduce the bread flour in the dough to 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (4.5 ounces/130 grams) and add 1/3 cup (1.5 ounces/40 grams) medium rye flour and 3 tablespoons (1 ounce/30 grams) whole wheat flour. Also add 1 tablespoon of water.
  • ALTERING THE PERCENTAGE OF STARTER
  • In a very cold room, when yeast will take a long time to ferment, or a very warm one, when yeast will take a shorter time to ferment, you may want to adjust the amount of sourdough starter used in the dough.
  • To reduce the amount of stiff sourdough starter from 30 percent to 20 percent: Reduce the starter to a rounded 1/3 cup (3.5 ounces/100 grams). To the rest of the dough, add 1 full tablespoon (about 1 ounce/16.6 grams) water and 3 1/2 tablespoons (1 full ounce/33.3 grams) flour.
  • To increase the amount of stiff sourdough starter from 30 percent to 40 percent: Increase the starter to a full 3/4 cup (7 ounces/200 grams). From the rest of the dough, subtract 1 full tablespoon (about 1 ounce/16.6 grams) water and 3 1/2 tablespoons (1 full ounce/33.3 grams) flour.
  • POINTERS FOR SUCCESS
  • • If you need more starter-to make 2 loaves at once, for ­example-in Step 2, rather than discarding half, use the full 100 grams and increase it to 400 grams.
  • THE DOUGH PERCENTAGE
  • Flour: 100% Water: 68% Dough Starter: 30% Salt: 2%

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7 Ways to Use Your Amish Friendship Bread Starter. Sourdough Starter. 305. Make your starter in a glass container and store in the refrigerator after fermentation has occurred. Plain and Simple Sourdough Bread. 218. …
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8 SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPES THAT USE A STARTER | ALLRECIPES
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2020-04-08 Fresh bread with a chewy texture and a crisp crust. Making sourdough bread with a starter will take longer to rise when compared to using a commercial yeast, but the results are well worth it. Plus you can use that …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE | FOOD NETWORK
Directions. In an electric mixer with the dough hook, combine the flour, starter and salt, and knead until it no longer sticks to the sides or bottom of the mixing bowl. Place a lightly oiled bowl ...
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Author Recipe from Emeril Lagasse
Steps 14
Difficulty Intermediate
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HOW TO MAKE SOURDOUGH STARTER - FOOD NETWORK
Add 1 cup (4 ounces) whole-wheat or rye flour into a very clean 1-quart jar along with 1/2 cup (4 ounces) warm tap or filtered water between 65 to 80 degrees F. Stir well until all the flour is ...
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SIMPLIFIED SOURDOUGH BREAD FOR BEGINNERS - ABC EVERYDAY
2021-09-23 Get a piece of baking paper cut to about the size of your dough ball and plop the dough, seam side down, onto the baking paper. Use a very sharp knife to cut a cross shape …
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FOCACCIA SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE - PROBIOTICSCENTER.ORG
2022-02-11 Use around 200-250 grams of starter; 500 grams flour 2 cups lukewarm water; 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil; 1 teaspoon honey; 1.5-2 teaspoons sea salt
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE | STEP BY STEP VIDEO | COOK'S HIDEOUT
2021-07-22 Carefully remove the lid and lower the oven temperature to 425°F and bake for another 25~30 minutes, or until the loaf is deep brown and registers an internal temperature of …
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BEGINNER'S SOURDOUGH BREAD | THE PERFECT LOAF
2016-03-16 Transfer your dough to a bulk fermentation container and cover. Bulk Fermentation (1:10 p.m. to 5:10 p.m.) Give the dough 3 sets of stretch and folds at 30-minute intervals, …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD - THE REGULAR CHEF
2020-04-09 Fill a large bowl with 700g of water at about 85°F (~30°C) Add the entire levain (about 200g) to the bowl and stir to disperse it throughout the liquid. Add 900g of unbleached …
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BEGINNER'S SOURDOUGH RECIPE AND GUIDE — BREAD & BASIL
2021-01-07 9:00 am: Take 20 grams of cold starter from the fridge and add 20 grams of flour and 20 grams of water. Leave on the counter to rise. 5:00 pm: Save 20 grams of starter and …
From breadandbasil.nyc
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BASIC ARTISAN SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE - TASTE OF ARTISAN
2018-10-01 Using a pizza shovel, transfer the dough into the preheated oven. Using a water spray, spray some water on the sides of the oven to create some extra steam, and quickly …
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BEGINNER SOURDOUGH BREAD: FULL GUIDE & RECIPE
Step 4 – Place the Dutch oven into the hot oven and bake at this temperature for 10 minutes. Step 5 – After 10 minutes, reduce the oven heat to 475F / 220 C. Leave it to bake for another 30 …
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SIMPLE HOMEMADE SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE (NO YEAST)
Take your largest sized dutch oven (here is the dutch oven we use for bread making and for cooking anything really) with lid and place into your oven on the top rack. Set oven …
From allnaturalandgood.com
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD | BEGINNER’S SOURDOUGH LOAF
2020-04-23 Remove the bread from oven and within 5 mins, invert it onto a wire rack. Let it cool down completely for an hour or two before slicing the bread. Store the bread in an airtight …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH - WHOLEHEARTED EATS
2017-10-10 Add the flour to the water mixture and using your hands mix to combine. Once mixed, cover with a tea towel and let sit anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. This gives the …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE - NOW FROM SCRATCH
Combine 285g of warm water with 8g of salt and 450g of bread flour. Mix with bread hook attachment until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for 30 minutes. After 30 …
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EASY SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE - SAVOR THE BEST
2021-08-10 Let the dough rise again a second time for 3 to 6 hours** at room temperature until doubled in size. (Or you could let it rise in the fridge overnight for 12 to 15 hours) Pre-heat the …
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SOURDOUGH BREAD: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE - THE CLEVER CARROT
2014-01-03 25 g olive oil. Add: 500 g bread flour. 10 g fine sea salt. Squish the mixture together with your hands until the flour is fully absorbed. The dough will feel dry, rough and shaggy. …
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SIMPLE SOURDOUGH BREAD {USING STARTER!} - I AM BAKER
2020-03-23 Add all ingredients together in the bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook. Turn the mixer on 1-2 (never higher than 2 or medium-low) and let the mixer knead the dough for about …
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HOW TO BAKE SIMPLE SOURDOUGH BREAD: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE
2020-05-10 Place the sourdough into the pot using the baking paper as a handle. Put the lid on and place into the hot oven. If you want to you can spritz your dough with extra water before …
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SIMPLE SOURDOUGH BREAD, STEP BY STEP | ALEXANDRA'S KITCHEN
2017-10-24 To start, pour 375 grams of water into a bowl: Add 50 to 100 grams of sourdough starter. Stir to combine; then add 11 grams of salt: Finally, add 500 grams of bread flour: Stir …
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SOURDOUGH BREAD | JAMIE OLIVER RECIPES
Pour 50ml of tepid water into a large mixing bowl. Use your fingers to gently stir in the mature sourdough starter until fully dissolved, then repeat with the flour until smooth and combined. …
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MY GO-TO SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE - BLESS THIS MESS
2021-11-23 Simply pull the edge of the dough in the bowl to the center and rotate around the bowl a few times. Cover and let rest for 8 to 10 hours (typically overnight the day before you …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE | HILDA'S KITCHEN BLOG
2017-11-08 Mix the sourdough starter, warm water, and salt in a medium-sized bowl using a spatula. Add the bread flour and mix with the spatula until no lumps remain. Cover and rest for …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE - CULTURES FOR HEALTH
Shape the dough into a loaf. Place in a pan or proofing basket, or on a board. Rub a little oil on the top surface of the dough and cover lightly with a towel or plastic wrap. Allow the dough to …
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THIS IS THE EASY SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
2020-05-05 Lightly flour a surface and turn the dough onto it. Divide in half. With your palms, shape the dough into loaves. Place each in a greased 8×4-inch loaf pan and cover with a …
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SOURDOUGH BREAD FOR BEGINNERS | LITTLE SPOON FARM
2020-01-04 Transfer 50g of active starter and 350g water into a large mixing bowl. Stir to distribute the starter evenly. Add 500g bread flour and 10g sea salt to the bowl and use a stiff …
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SIMPLE SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE FOR BEGINNERS - THE JOINT PAIN …
2020-12-11 Cover the bowl with a wet towel or plastic wrap and leave in a warm, draft free room place to rise. Let rise about 2 hours, or until doubled in size. Punch the dough down, flip it, and …
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SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE SOURDOUGH BREAD | SBS FOOD
1. To make the levain, combine the sourdough starter, flour and water ( see picture 1) in a medium bowl and mix until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and stand at room …
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NO-KNEAD SOURDOUGH BREAD | FEASTING AT HOME
2020-04-11 SCORE & BAKE When ready to bake, place dough by the stove. Pull out the dutch oven, close the oven, remove lid. Score the bread in the bowl, using a very sharp knife, lame, …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE - CHEF LINDSEY FARR
2020-04-05 Baking: Preheat the oven to 450 F convection or 470 F non-convection with the Dutch oven or baking pan inside. Meanwhile, cut a piece of parchment a little larger than the …
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EASY SOURDOUGH BREAD (KAYLEN'S BREAD) • STEP-BY-STEP
2020-03-30 Step 4: Proof (2nd Rise) After the dough has risen for at least 6 hours (folding every 30 minutes for the first 2-2½ hours), form bread dough into a boule* and place it on a square …
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NO-KNEAD SOURDOUGH BREAD - KING ARTHUR BAKING
Instructions. Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, or a large (6-quart) food-safe …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE | CULTURED PALATE
2013-11-05 Place the dough in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, remove dough from the refrigerator. place dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into loaves. Allow the loaves …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD GUIDE - SIDECHEF
2020-06-01 DAY 2: STEP TWO: Build the leaven. Leaven is a starter, flour & water mixture that incorporates a small portion of your refreshed sourdough starter; leaven is the foundation that …
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EASY SOURDOUGH BREAD RECIPE | THE RECIPE CRITIC
2021-07-23 Score and bake: Use a sharp knife or a razor blade, score the top of the dough at a 35-40-degree angle cutting in about ½ inch deep. Very carefully use the parchment as a sling …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD * RECIPE
2011-04-17 —–patti – vdrj67a—– 1 ts Salt —–1-1/2 lb loaf—– 3 c Bread flour 1 1/4 c Sourdough starter 1 tb Sugar 1/3 c Water 2 ts Bread machine yeast 1 tb Butter or margarine . …
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BASIC SOURDOUGH BREAD - A FARMGIRL'S KITCHEN®
2018-12-30 Stir in the sugar to dissolve. Let cool to lukewarm. Pour the warm water into the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and stir until dissolved. Step 3: Combine …
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Top Asked Questions

How to make sourdough bread dough?
To make your bread dough, measure out your active sourdough starter into a medium mixing bowl. Add the water, and stir well with a fork to combine well. Add the flour and salt, and use the fork to combine the mixture well. It will won’t look like like bread dough yet; just stir it well to combine and that’s good enough.
How long to bake sourdough bread in oven?
Place the sourdough into the pot using the baking paper as a handle. Put the lid on and place into the hot oven. If you want to you can spritz your dough with extra water before you put the lid on. BAKE TIME: 30 Minutes with the lid on at 230C/450F plus 10-15 Minutes with the lid off at 210C/410F
What can you make with sourdough starter?
This recipe can be used to make a basic loaf of sandwich bread or artisan-style bread. Start Using Sourdough Starters Today! Mix sourdough starter, flour, and salt together.
How do you make bread dough with sea salt and flour?
Add 500g bread flour and 10g sea salt to the bowl and use a stiff spatula or your hands to work the ingredients together until it forms a shaggy mass, making sure that there are no dry bits of flour. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 1 hour. Wet your hand with water to prevent sticking.

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