Sourdough White Bread

  • Serves: Makes one loaf
  • Baking Temp (degrees F): 450
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Food styling and photos by Orange Piggy © Sarah Phillips

Food styling and photos by Orange Piggy © Sarah Phillips

Orange Piggy, Premium Member, Says: "Today I baked my very first sourdough starter bread. It's not easy! I started to make the sourdough starter last Thursday.
Sourdough starter needs lots of loving care!
I ate them with my favorite toppings - cheddar cheese and sour cream. Yummy!"

1 2/3 cups water
1/2 pound Wild Yeast Sourdough Starter
4 1/2 cups bread flour; spoon into measuring cup and level to rim
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1. Combine water and sourdough starter in the bowl of standing mixer with dough hook attached. Add the flour and salt. Mix at low speed for 5 minutes and switch to medium speed for 7 minutes.

2. Place the dough in a large floured bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rest for 1 1/2 hours.

3. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and punch it down.

4. Shape the dough with your palms to form a neat ball.

5. Line a large, wide bowl with a well-floured kitchen towel and place the dough inside. Let rise for 6-7 hours or until tripled in size.

6. Turn over on a floured work surface. Using a sharp knife, make 7 slashes from the center of the round outward to within 2 inches from the edges. (Like rays of sun)
(The slashes are not optional, they are important to successful baking of the bread).

7. Bake (preferably on a preheated pizza stone) in preheated the oven at 450 degrees F for 1 hour or until a knock on the bottom of the bread produces a hollow sound.

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