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The last few times I haven’t shared a new recipe because we have repeated some that we have already done, but today was different –
we made Sour Dough Bread!
This recipe uses ONE cup of the Starter to
make the two loaves of bread – but it DOES
take almost 3 hours, and that includes the
30-35 minutes in the oven. It is worth it though… when it pops out of the oven and you add a little butter to that warm slice! It’s almost like a slice of heaven
1 package yeast
1.5 cups warm water (110-115 degrees for activating the yeast – do NOT let it get too hot!)
6 cups flour
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water – I do this right in my Kitchen Aid mixer bowl! Add 2.5 cups flour, salt, sugar and friendship bread starter. I let it rip a bit on low with the bread hook, and then add 2.5 cups flour and the baking soda. Then I add the last cup of flour – and let it go just a bit longer.
I dump it onto the lightly floured counter and knead it for about 7 minutes by hand, until it is smooth and elastic. It’s a GREAT way to vent any frustration, LOL!
but most of the time it is simply sitting in your “warm spot” and doing it’s own thing.
It is SOOOOOO worth it!