Monday, March 8, 2010

Sourdough Starter... Yummy Bread... Part two

I woke up from my dream, ran downstairs and checked on my starter.... it was happy bubbly and mighty smelly, but other than that it did not take over my whole kitchen.  I used a recipe that I found on youtube and it was really easy. 
This is the recipe:
1 cup starter
1 cup water
2 tsp salt
3 cups flour...... easy as 123!
In a bowl mix the starter, water, salt, and the flour.  Mix, but do not knead.  Let the dough rise in a warm place, in the bowl covered loosely with a towel.  Let the dough double in bulk just like a yeast bread dough.  You can tell when the dough has doubled if you poke your finger into the top of the dough and it doesn't bounce back. Probably 8-10 hours, so it's better to start this in the morning.  Ok ya got all that, take the dough out of the bowl and put it on the counter (put a little flour down first cause the dough is a little sticky).  Form the dough into a ball, try not to knead the dough just fold it, you want to keep the bubbles in the dough.  I used a Dutch oven to bake the bread in; I pre-heated the dutch oven with the lid in the oven at 450.  BE CAREFUL TAKING THE LID OFF, it's very hot.  Put the dough in the Dutch oven covered for 30 minutes, then lower the temperature to 400, take the lid off and set the timer for 20 minutes.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

the bread looks incredible!!! What a great color on the crust, and it has that signature 'sourdough' look to the crust too. I'm going to have to give this a shot and just get over my impatience :) Thanks for posting this, I hope the bread tastes as good as it looks!