Sourdough Bread II

Sourdough Bread II

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"Takes 3 to 5 days to make this wonderful tasting bread. It rivals San Francisco's Sourdough!"

Ingredients 4 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 149 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, dissolve 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Stir in 2 cups flour, 2 cups lukewarm water, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Beat smooth with rotary beater. Let stand 3 to 5 days uncovered at room temperature stirring 2 or 3 times a day. Cover at night to prevent drying.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Blend in starter batter, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Add 3 1/2 cups flour, and beat with a rotary beater for 3 to 4 minutes. Cover, and let rise till double in bulk.
  3. Mix soda with remaining flour; gradually mix into risen dough, adding enough to make the dough stiff. Turn out onto a floured board, and knead 8 to 10 minutes. Shape into one large or 2 medium loaves, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. With a sharp knife, make diagonal cuts across top of dough. Let rise till double.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Remove medium loaves after 35 to 40 minutes, large loaf after 40 to 45 minutes. Brush with melted butter and let cool before serving.
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BECCA1011
3/17/2007

I thought that this recipe was excellent, it tasted great. I did also have a little extra flour left over but the final 2 loaves that I made were very good and rose well. This was my first attempt at making sourdough and I will continue to use this recipe.

NAOMISHANK
10/28/2003

this isn't Quick because it is sourdough! But this recipie is WONDERFUL. We made round loaves and cut off the bottoms. We broiled them to a little bit crispy and put tomato paste (italian of course) with a little bit of italian spices on top. Then put mozzerella cheese. Perfect pizza bread!

kathleen means
1/25/2006

It was difficult to mix all the first batch of flour with an electric mixer. You may need to do much of this by hand. I only managed about 2 1/2 cups mixed in with the beater. It also seemed to me that I couldn't add all 3 1/2 cups of flour but this may because my starter was less thick than the recipe. I used much less flour and cut the baking soda out entirely. I just think that sourdough bread will always involve a little guesswork and adjustments.