April 24, 2011

Homemade Sourdough Bread-ya baby!

I took a little time off from my epic bread making saga because I thought I might have a break down from all the epic fails (just kidding, I just don't take failure very well), BUT I HAVE FINALLY MADE A LOAF OF BREAD THAT I AM HAPPY WITH!!!
I found the recipe for the sourdough starter and bread at http://www.oursevendwarfs.com
You can find my sour dough starter post here:
SOUR DOUGH STARTER

 Sourdough Bread
1 c. sourdough starter
1 1/2 c. warm water
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
6 c. flour
4 Tbsp. melted butter 
(Shannon and Jill say this ingredient is optional, but for me, it's not optional and no substitution allowed!)

Mix the 1 c. sourdough starter, the water, salt, sugar, and oil together in a large bowl.  Add the flour, and mix well.  Lightly oil the dough and inside of the bowl, cover and let rise overnight (I like this part, leaving it overnight-seems to agree with my baking skills more).
The following morning, knead the dough for a few minutes (I did this for about 2-3 minutes, using a bit of flour to keep the dough from sticking, kneading until the dough smooth).  Divide the dough in 1/2 and place in 2 greased bread pans.  Allow the dough to rise until double in size.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Pour the 4 Tbsp of melted butter equally over the two loaves, lightly brushing to cover top of dough (another good part).  Bake 40-45 minutes or until the bread is a light golden brown.
Remove from the pans and cool on a wire rack.


 

This was awesome bread!  I have to make the recipe a couple more times before I feel I have begun to master bread baking, but I must admit I did a little happy dance when the loaves turned out so well ~yay me!

Recipe source:  Our Seven Dwarfs-Sourdough Bread

5 comments:

Frieda Loves Bread said...

Yay! I'll do the happy dance with ya! :D

Stacey Hakk said...

I have a fabulous bread recipe that I love! It is for 4 loaves of bread start to finish..1 hour!! It does cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, breadsticks, scones, everything!! Let me know if you want the info!

Aunt Peg's said...

We would love the recipe Stacey!
However, there is no link to you...

Stacey Hall said...

Sorry about the link thing! And I typed my last name Hakk not Hall! I was on a roll!
The website is www.pantrysecrets.net
You buy their instructional DVD that shows how to make a TON of things with the 1 recipe. You use liquid soy lecithin instead of oil. and it has like 6 ingredients! It is by far the best and fastest recipe for bread! It is worth the money for the DVD that has the recipe, I have to look back on it for tips on like hamburger buns or butterflake rolls. I swear you will love it! In one batch, I will make a loaf of bread, a pizza crust, pan of breadticks, and cinnamon rolls.. one batch in my Bosch mixer!! They also do some classes that are awesome!! If you have any questions, e-mail me at tshall1@hotmail.com
Stacey

gracieallan said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I started the dough last night and baked it this morning - turned out perfect - by far the easiest bread I have ever baked!! I will making this one a lot.