Quick and Tasty Sourdough Bread Recipe

Introduction

Discover the ease of baking sourdough bread at home with this quick and tasty recipe. Perfect for busy bakers who crave fresh, homemade bread.

Ingredients

You only need a few ingredients: flour, water, salt, and an active sourdough starter. Quality ingredients make all the difference.

Preparing the Starter

Ensure your sourdough starter is bubbly and active. Feed it the night before to have it ready for baking the next day.

Mixing the Dough

In a large bowl, mix 1 cup of sourdough starter, 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of water, and 1.5 teaspoons of salt. Stir until a shaggy dough forms.

Autolyse

Let the dough rest for 30 minutes to hydrate the flour and start gluten development. This step simplifies kneading later.

Kneading

Knead the dough for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. You can use a stand mixer to save time and effort.

First Rise

Cover the dough and let it rise at room temperature for 2-3 hours, or until it has doubled in size. This fermentation adds flavor and texture.

Shaping

Shape the dough into a round or oval loaf. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet or in a floured proofing basket.

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