This sour dough uses the basic sour-dough starter recipe found here. Give yourself lots of time for the sour dough to raise properly (sometimes all day).
My mixing is done in a stand mixer on low/knead speed. If kneading by hand just make sure the consistency is right.
- 1.5 cups starter
- 1 cups warm water
- 2 cups flour
- cover, allow to activate starter about 30 minutes
- 0.5 cup water
- 1/tsp yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- mix above 3 ingredients and let sit for 10 minutes
- 1 tbls salt
- 2-3 cups flour
- mix 10 minutes
Form into one long (french bread) loaf and put on baking sheet lined with parchment. (Stone sheets work great)
Let it raise (2-6 hours)
- brush with cold water
- Scar with razor blade
- bake 425 for 25-30 minutes golden brown
Thats it, simple n sweet. Sourdough bread is much more healthier than standard breads due to the types of yeasts and raising action of the bread actually breaking down the gluten.