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Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Pure Sour Dough Bread
It has been quite awhile since I've made pure sour dough bread. Generally, I use the sourdough as the base, then add eggs, salt, sugar, cheese or cream, etc., to make a light yummy bread, or make a darker/heavier bread with oats or rye.
This time, though, I made bread the biblical way with just flour and water. I modernized enough to use my bread machine for the first mixing.
Then I took the whole thing out of the machine, put it on the counter and worked it over (kneaded) it for awhile longer before putting it in a bowl in the oven with only the light turned on for a little warmth while the dough rose.
Sourdough takes longer to rise (at least in my house) than bread made with commercial yeast.
After the first rise, I took it out of the oven and worked it over awhile longer. I formed it into a ball and returned it to the oven to rise once again.
But, the favorite here in this house is egg bread so I made a batch of that, too.
This made for very good eating!