Sourdough Bread Recipe
Author: Kelly - Simple Life Mom
Prep time: 12 hours
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 12 hours 20 mins
  • 2-1/3 cups activated sourdough starter
  • 3-1/3 cup flour
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cup water (approximate)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  1. Mix together. Dough should be very soft. If you need to, wet your hands as you knead instead of adding too much flour. Dough should hold shape, but still be soft. Knead for 10 minutes. It should be very stretchy when you are done.
  2. Mold into 2 French rolls, 1 - 2 round loaves, or place in a 9 x 5 in loaf pan to rise. If you have a stone in your oven, let dough rise on well floured surface (I use organic cornmeal), peel, or basket, and then transfer with peel. If you do not have a baking stone, grease a cookie sheet and flour. Let your dough rise there and you can just put it directly in the oven when ready.
  3. Cover and Let rise for 12-24 hours. I get my starter out in the morning, feed it, make the dough at night, and then put it in the oven the next morning. You just have to plan one day in advance and it turns out great. If you are not patient enough, your bread will be dense!!! It will spread out by morning. If I really want to I gently fold it, let it rise for an hour or two again, then put it in the oven.
  4. Score with a sharp knife. Gently slice a few x's into the top of the loaf. This will prevent it from splitting on the sides.
  5. Bake at 400 F for 20-30min. (depending on thickness of chosen loaf). You can use a spray bottle filled with water to spray the insides of the walls of your oven. The moisture will give your loaf a nice crust (I just get a little water in a cup and throw it in the bottom of the oven after I put the loaf in).
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