Monday, October 19, 2009

Sourdough Bread

We love sourdough bread around here. We tried out this new recipe today and it turned out great. The crust was great and the inside was perfectly spongy. This recipe is courtesy of my Taste of Home baking book.Ingredients:
2 packages active dry yeast (or 2-1/2 tsp.)
1-1/4 c. warm water
1 c. sourdough starter (found here)
2 eggs
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
6 c. all-purpose flour
Melted butter

Dissolve yeast in water in a large mixing bowl. Add sourdough starter, 2 eggs, sugar, oil, salt and 3 cups of the flour. Mix until smooth. Add remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Remove from mixing bowl and knead for 6-8 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Place in a greased bowl and let rise until double, about 1 hour. Punch down and turn onto floured surface, divide into 2 loaves and place in 2 greased 8 inch loaf pans and let rise again, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Let cool on wire rack and brush the top with melted butter.

1 comment:

  1. Looks wonderful! Now share your sourdough starter.