Sourdough recipe

Sourdough recipe

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 60.8
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 48.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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This is a sourdough using starter.
This is a sourdough using starter.

Number of Servings: 48


    1/4 cup starter
    1 cup Whole wheat flour
    5 1/2 cups White bread flour
    2 1/2 cups water
    2 tsp Salt


Start by measuring the starter you'll need. Whisk the starter before measuring it, so you'll be measuring starter, not bubbles. Then whisk in the water, the whole wheat flour, and then the salt. Set aside the whisk, and get a wooden spoon. Add the white bread flour a cup at a time, stirring as you go. After a while, the dough will become too stiff to stir. At that point, pour it out onto your kneading surface. Make sure you have floured your work surface before you turn the bread out, and flour your hands before you start kneading. Knead the dough 15 to 20 minutes, or until it is resilient, springy, and passes the windowpane test.

Once the bread is kneaded, let it rest for 30 minutes. Then form the bread into baguettes, boules, or pan loaves. Cover the loaves and let them rise at room temperature until doubled in size, probably about 12 to 15 hours.

Once the loaves have doubled in size, it's time to preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oven is at the right temperature - I use a thermometer to be SURE the oven is at the right temperature - slash the loaves with a razor blade, slide them into the oven, and put some water into a pan at the bottom of the oven. Allow to bake 45 minutes, or until the inside of the bread reaches 190 F. (Note - my kitchen is at 7,703 feet above sea level, which changes how bread bakes. At sea level, you may want to shoot for 205 F or so.)

Remove from oven, and let cool on wire racks before slicing - if your family will let you. I often vary this recipe by letting the bread rise once in a mixing bowl, punching it down, kneading it some more, and then forming loaves. The second rise takes about 1/2 as long as the first rise, and also adds to the flavor.

Serving Size: 1oz

Number of Servings: 48

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TALLTABBY.

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  • Very Good
    Tasty - 8/15/18

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  • fantastic stuff - 8/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    love sourdough - 7/14/18

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  • Nice recipe! Love sourdough. - 6/21/18

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  • Whole wheat keeps the loaf from being as light and fluffy as I like my bread. - 6/7/18

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