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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Basic Sourdough Bread

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Sourdough starter
  • 2 1/2 c Flour
  • 2 c Warm water
  • 3 3/4 To 4-1/4 C flour
  • 3 tb Sugar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Baking soda
  • 3 tb Vegetable oil


Cold water

Mix 1 st 3 ingreds. in 3 qt. glass bowl with wooden spoon until smooth.
Cover; let stand in warm, draft-free place for 8 hours. Add 3-3/4 C flour,
sugar, salt, baking soda and oil to the mixture in bowl. Stir with wooden
spoon until smooth and flour is completely absorbed. (Dough should be just
firm enough to gather into a ball. If necessary, add remaining 1/2 C flour
gradually, stirring until all flour is absorbed.) Turn dough onto heavily
floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in
greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until
double, about 1-1/2 hours. (Dough is ready if indentation remains when
touched.) Punch dough down; divide into halves. Shape each half into a
round, slightly flat loaf. Do not tear dough by pulling. Place loaves in
opposite corners of greased cookie sheet. Make three 1/4" deep slashes in
each loaf. Let rise until double, about 45 minutes. Heat oven to 375. Brush
loaves with cold water. Place cookie sheet in center of oven; it should not
touch the sides of the oven. Bake, brushing occasionally with water, until
loaves sound hollow when tapped, about 50 minutes. Remove from cookie
sheets; cool on wire racks.

Be sure to let dough rise completely both times - it might take longer than
the estimated times given.

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