Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Make Your Own Sourdough Bread

Do you like sourdough bread but don't like paying for it? Then stop buying it and make your own! Here is the recipe I use and my sourdough loving hubby loves it, so it has to be sort of good right!?!?!

Ingredients
2 cups of sourdough starter
(I keep mine in the fridge so about 12 hours before I make bread I take out about a cup and a half of starter and feed it with 1/2 water and a 1/2 cup of flour to wake it up. This will give you the amount you need for bread. You can learn how to make a starter here.)
1 tablespoon of melted butter
1/2 cup of milk warmed
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 cups of flour

Combine the starter, butter and milk in a bowl, then add in the salt and sugar. Next, add the flour in a cup at a time. You kneed sourdough just like when you are making white bread. Now you can either leave it in the ball form or you can roll it out with a rolling pin like you would white bread. If you go for the ball shape you will use a cookie sheet to bake the bread. If your do the loaf, a regular bread pan will do. Either way, lightly spray your pan with cooking spray to avoid it sticking.

Now it is time to rise your dough. One thing to keep in mind is it takes a little longer for sourdough to rise then white bread (where you use yeast packages.) Put your dough somewhere warm and keep an eye on it. Once it has doubled in size it is time to bake it,


Set your over to 375 degrees and bake for 10 minutes. Then turn your oven down to 350 degrees for another 30 minutes. As with any baking, all ovens are different and you have to use your judgement as to if it may need just a little longer or not. Remove bread from the pan if you did a loaf or off the cookie sheet if you did the ball shape. Now breath in through your nose, deeply, and enjoy that fresh sourdough smell!!!

This recipe is so simple and once you make your own sourdough bread, I promise, you will never spend your money on store bought sourdough bread again! Who says San Francisco has the corner on sourdough!?!? Well, my hubby, who grew up on the west coast still claims that San Francisco makes the best, but mine is in second, so that says something, right? LOL          


20 comments:

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    1. I didn't think I did till I started making it for my hubby and now I love it too!

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  2. I enjoy making homemade bread, never tried sourdough though

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    1. Other then the starter it is just the same as white breads. Easy peasy but with a tang and a zip!

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  3. I make sourdough bread all of the time - did you know that if you take your starter, milk and 1/2 of the flour - mix together and put in the refrigerator for about 36 to 40 hours then take it out warm to room temp for about 4 hours then add remaining ingredients and finish per recipe - you will get the most wonderful (San Francisco type) sourdough taste. Sourdough requires the cold temp to form the nice rich sour taste of good sourdough bread. Just an FYI. CJ

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    1. Sourdough taste also has to do with the wild yeast in an area.... each area is different. San Francisco yeast can only be found in that are, which gives it that flavor. Though the yeast we capture around here isn't to shabby either LOL

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  4. Oh I love home made bread and your sour dough looks fantastic, thanks for sharing on #wednesdayswisdom

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  5. Thank you Mindie for sharing this great recipe with us at Good Morning Mondays. We all enjoy sour dough bread here and this sounds like a good recipe to try. Blessings

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!

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  6. Looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  7. Love sourdough, and how simple your recipe is! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

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  8. This was one of the most viewed posts from last week's Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Congratulations! The post with your feature will be going live shortly! :-) Hope you can join us again this week.

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  9. Thanks for sharing with Let's Get Real, Mindie. Pinned to our group board.

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  10. I'm starting to get more into fermentation, but sourdough still scares me! Your recipe doesn't look too hard, so maybe I'll work up to it. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe with us - you're featured this week on Five Friday Finds!

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    1. Sourdough is SOOOO easy, honest. Nothing to fear :) Thanks for the feature :)

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