Sour Dough Loaf

Sour Dough Loaf

There is a wide range of bread and rising agents, sourdough has been and continues to be one of the more robust and ongoing bread methods available.

To make this a sourdough starter is required, however, the instructions to create that are not included in the recipe.

Sourdough bread has a wonderful texture and a distinct yet pleasant taste.

Sour Dough Loaf Recipe

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Sour Dough Loaf
There is a wide range of bread and rising agents, sour dough has been and continues to be one of the more robust and ongoing bread methods available.
Preparation 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Ready in 3 hours
Servings 12 Servings
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultyExperienced
MethodBake
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Ingredients

Dough

  • 4 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 3 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk (100 degrees F / 38 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sourdough starter

Egg Wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water

Equipment

  • 12 inch Dutch oven

Directions

Dough

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of flour with the sugar, salt, and dry yeast. Add milk and softened butter or margarine. Stir in the starter. This will create a runny yet well-combined mixture.
  • Add the remaining 3 ¾ cups flour gradually, you may need more depending on your climate and ingredients.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface then knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turn once to oil surface, and cover. Allow the dough to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.
  • Punch down the dough then let rest for 15 minutes.

Egg Wash

  • Whisk together the egg and water until smooth and a little frothy.

To Bake

  • Form the sourdough into two loaves and place them in the Dutch oven. Brush top with egg wash. Allow it to rise for another 1 hour, or until doubled.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 515mgCalcium: 36mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 112IUSugar: 2gFiber: 2gPotassium: 107mgCholesterol: 21mgCalories: 252kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 4gProtein: 9gCarbohydrates: 45gIron: 1mg

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