Recipe Origin America
Rating
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Servings 12
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 30 min 00:30
Ready in 3 hours 03:00
Difficulty Challenging
Cooking Method Bake
Ingredients Flour
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Recipe Type Bread
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Sour Dough Loaf Sour Dough Loaf

Sour Dough Loaf

There are a wide range of breads and rising agents, sour dough has been and continues to be one of the more robust and ongoing bread methods available.

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

Sour dough bread is has a wonderful texture and a distinct yet pleasant taste.

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

Recipe Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour with the sugar, salt, and dry yeast. Add milk and softened butter or margarine. Stir in starter. This will create a runny yet well combined mixture.

  2. Add the remaining 3 3/4 cups flour gradually, you may need more depending on your climate and ingredients.

  3. 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 to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.

  4. Punch down the dough then let rest 15 minutes.

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

  6. Form the sour dough into two loaves and place in the Dutch oven. Brush top with egg wash. Allow to rise for another 1 hour, or until doubled.

  7. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Recipe Origin America
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 12
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 30 min 00:30
Ready in 3 hours 03:00
Difficulty Challenging
Cooking Method Bake
Ingredients Flour
Equipment Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Recipe Type Bread
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