Rustic Sourdough Bread
I decided I wanted to try to make sourdough bread about a week ago. Now if you have made it before you know that this requires a starter which takes a few days of planning. Basically you leave some yeast, flour, sugar and water sitting out for a few days and in that process it ferments and creates that wonderful sour flavor that makes this kind of bread so amazing.
I loved watching my little starter bubble and develop over the few days. It reminded of me of when I was in high schoool and one of my girlfriends started passing around bags of “Amish Friendship Bread” starter. Did anyone else do this? It was kind of like a chain letter : “Make this recipe from this starter, create more starter and pass it on.” And I remember the result was an amazing Cinnamony bread that was unlike anything my 16-yr old self had tasted. Actually…..would it be possible to start a blogger friendship bread chain letter? Anyone want in ? :)
Anyway- I was very pleased with this bread. I have a lot to learn about breadmaking obviously, but it just tasted so much better than anything store bought. It was crispy and crusty on the outside with a soft dough center. Perfection. Stay tuned for more bready goodness soon!
Note: I have not included the recipe for the Starter at this time though I may add it later. Check out the recipe I used here, or browse the page for ways to buy a ready made one!
|Rustic Sourdough Bread1 cup “fed” sourdough starter
1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
5 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour or Bread Flour
Source: King Arthur’s Flour
I love making my own bread but haven’t made sourdough bread before. Yours looks AMAZING! I wish I had a huge slice of it right now. :)
Fresh bread, yum!! This looks perfect! I really want to visit NYC, always have. But my husband doesn’t want to go. Someday I might run away and find your apartment – I could eat for days!
If you dive more into breads and other yeasty treats, I highly recommend Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. His blog http://peterreinhart.typepad.com/ is also full of great info.
very fresh and delicious bread…. :)
thnX for posting it dear :)
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Sounds incredible! I love making homemade bread, I am making some for our dinner tonight!
good work, it looks perfect! i totally agree about homemade bread – it’s so easy and nothing beats a hot loaf out of the oven. we’ve been making lots of ryes and wholemeals… should try your sourdough recipe!
I love making bread, but have never made sourdough before. Your loaf looks perfect! There’s something super-special about homemade bread :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!
This recipe looks great. I’ve been feeling the call to bake some bread, so maybe this will be the one!
Wow your bread looks amazing! It came out perfect!
Nothing better than fresh baked bread!!!! It is hard for me to stay away, and I am making it everyday:))) You did incredible job!!!
I love sourdough! And I love making my own bread. The dough hook on my stand mixer makes life so much easier too :-)
I actually have an Amish Bread Starter going (I am only on Day 2….I could totally send you one!!
Hi bread lovers,
I’ve recently started working with Sourdoughs International and I’m learning the difference between using authentic wild yeast and commercial yeast (bakers yeast) the taste and appearance is so different it is absolutely amazing! I totally recommend that you check it out at http://www.sourdo.com, EnJoY!!
Such a helpful blog!
I am new to baking so I’m clueless!!! My friends have all recommended Sourdough’s International’s sourdough starter to me, so I’m going to give it a go!!!