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Sourdough Bread

Description: Sourdough bread made from sourdough starter. If you are planning to use yeast to make the dough rise, this is not the recipe for you. For information on what sourdough starter is and how to get it, see http://www.sourdoughhome.com/. For a guide to making your own starter, see http://www.io.com/~sjohn/sour.htm.
Yield: Makes two loaves.

Qty Unit Ingredient
2 c. Sourdough Starter
3 c. Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (separated)
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 tsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Kosher Salt


  1. Combine the stater and 1 cup of flour and mix well
  2. Add the olive oil, sugar, and salt; continue to mix
  3. Add flour until the dough can be handled without being sticky (the amount of flour varies greatly depending on the starter, among other factors)
  4. Knead until the dough passes the windowpane test (google it)
  5. Form dough into loaves, set in a warm place (if all else fails, turn your oven on for 1 minute and then off again)
  6. Cover dough with a damp towel and allow to double in size (about 3 hours for me, but time varies greatly depending on the starter)
  7. Place in cold oven (do not preheat), set oven to 350 F. and bake for 30-40 minutes

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