Today we are talking about Sourdough Bread. Tangy, soft, perfect for any kind of sandwich…sourdough bread. This recipe is so simple, I didn’t even drag out the bread machine to make it…..
a miracle I know 🙂 This recipe came with my sourdough starter that I purchased from King Arthur’s Flour in Vermont. It is a descendent of one that began it’s life over 250 years ago!!! When the sourdough arrives it looks like this…
It has been in transit, so it is hungry…that means you need to feed it when it arrives. They include a sheet with all of the instructions that you will need…
Once you have followed all of the instructions, you will be ready to bake your bread. I purchased the “kit” so I have the official sourdough crock to store mine in the refrigerator…
Each time I want to make bread, I just scoop out some starter…
place it in a bowl and add 1/2 cup of water…
and 1 cup of flour…I think this might be the wrong photo, just pretend…
Cover and let rise for 4 to 12 hours before using in your recipe…
If you aren’t planning on using your starter, just remove half and feed the remaining half…
and place back in the refrigerator until next time…or next week. Do not forget about your starter, it will die an ugly death 🙁 I am on my third or fourth I believe…..but I will win this challenge!
Like I said above, making the bread is really simple…no bread machine required. Your challenge will be keeping the starter alive, and remembering to feed the starter BEFORE you need it…..but it is soooo worth it! Fresh, hot bread you made yourself with no additives or chemicals…what could be better than that?
|Prep time||2 hours, 40 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||3 hours, 10 minutes|
- 1 cup "fed" soughrdough starter
- 1 1/2 Cups lukewarm water
- 2 1/2 Teaspoons sea salt
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 Teaspoons instant yeast
- 5 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour (I always use King Arthur)
If you would like the official King Arthur instructions for making this bread, you can find them here.
If you would like to purchase sourdough starter, it is located here.
I am not being compensated for this post, I just really love using King Arthur's products. I have been using them for almost 20 years!