Saturday, January 22

IN MY KITCHEN: Sourdough Bread

Warm homemade bread, fresh from the oven is simply divine. I made my very first loaf today and was so excited about it, I just had to share!

Homemade Sourdough Bread
Makes 2 loaves

4 cups sourdough starter
8 cups plain flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
5 tablespoons water

1. Mix the sourdough starter, sugar and oil together in a large mixing bowl.  In a small glass (shot-glass size) mix together the baking soda and water until combined.  Add the four the glass of baking soda to the mixture and combine until it forms a dough.

2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes.  Form the dough into two balls and place each ball in an greased bowl, turn once to coat the dough.  Allow to rise for 3 hours, or until doubled in volume.

3.  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.  Punch down the dough and let rest for 15 minutes.  Shape into loaves and place on a greased baking pan or on top of parchment paper (more artisan look). 

4.  Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and baking for another 30 minutes, or until done.


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