Again, a shout out to Vivian for sharing her Sour Dough Starter and Recipes with me!!! Thanks my friend!
(One day I’ll have to attempt her chocolate recipes as she makes the most amazing chocolate!!!)
Sourdough Bread- Makes 3 4×8 inch loaves
2 package dry yeast
1 Vit C 500 mg tablet~crushed (optional)
2 Tbs sugar
2 tsp salt
3 cups sourdough starter
(Remember to feed the remainder of your starter with a cup of flour and a cup of water.)
6-7 heaping cups of Bread flour (Bread flour is higher in protein!)
(Try replacing 2 cups with whole wheat for a healthier alternative. I have also added 1/2 cup of ground flax seed. Yum!)
1 egg whipped at room temperature to use as glaze. I use egg substitute.
Mix sourdough starter , yeast and 1 cup warm water. Let stand until yeast is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients except for egg wash. Knead in large bowl to contain mess. If dough is too sticky add additional flour in small increments until the right consistency. Shape into ball and cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel. Set timer for 1 hour. Grease bread pans and set aside. When timer goes off, punch dough down and separate into 3 sections. Shape into loaves one at a time, and lightly score top with a sharp knife. This will allow dough to rise more fully. Place into bread pans after scoring. Cover loaves again with kitchen towel and allow to rise for 35 minutes.
Set Oven to 400 degrees and allow to pre-heat.
While the oven pre-heats, use a pastry brush to “paint” the tops of the bread loaves with egg wash. (Aka beaten egg or egg substitute.)When the oven is pre-heated, place loaves in oven separating pans so loaves don’t stick together as they rise further in the oven.
The bread will be finished in 30 minutes! I remove them immediately from the bread pans as I have found that they “sweat” when they cool in the pan. A cooling rack is perfect if you have one!
(Okay, the instructions say not to cut your bread while it’s hot, but I love to eat in fresh out of the oven!)
Thanks for joining me!
*I cannot be responsible for any readers finding it impossible to not eat this bread…
It is highly addictive, and you should proceed at your own risk.