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Farmstead Sourdough Bread

These sourdough loaves are from Beth Hensperger's 'The Bread Bible'.  There are two different books titled 'The Bread Bible'.  Rose Levy Beranbaum's 'the bread bible' is one of my favorite books. 


This  sourdough bread recipe was designed to bake in loaf pans.  It makes a very nice tasting basic sourdough bread for everyday use for sandwiches and toast.  It was my first attempt at making it and I changed a few things.... next time I will omit the yeast and give the loaves an  overnight in the frig. 


Makes two 9X5 inch loaves


B.H. Recipe


1 1/2 cups warm water 105F to 115F - I used 168g cool water


1 Tablespoon - l pkg. active dry yeast - "  " 1 teaspoon IADY


1 Tablespoon Sugar -                          "  " 1 TBsp. Honey


1 Cup Classic Sourdough Starter            "  " 180 gms - sourdough


8 Tablespoons unsalted melted butter   - ( 1 stick )


1 Tablespoon salt                                "  " 1 Tbsp. sea salt


5 1/2 to 6 cups unbleached all purpose flour or bread flour  -  125 g per cup of Gold Medal Bread Flour


Baked at 350F oven preheated  -  35 to 40 Minutes


You can add 1 to 2 cups of raisins or dried blueberries, or 1 cup of granola to the dough.


I mixed my dough with the paddle in my KA just until shaggy and let it sit covered for 25 min. added salt and with the kneader blade kneaded for until the dough came together and cleared the sides of the bowl and was smooth for about 3 minutes.  Removed and placed it into a greased bowl and did Stretch and Flolds until the gluten was developed.  Divided into 2 pre-shaped loaves rested for 15 min., shaped and placed in pans for final proof.  Baked in a pre-heated convection oven 400 and adjusted heat as loaves browned. 


                                       Pictures taken under kitchen lights so they have yellow cast


                       


                                                                       


Sylvia


 

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LeeYong

Looks great!!! Always looking for recipe when I have starter sitting there!


Happy baking! I do like this heat because it's great for baking yeast breads!


LeeYong

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SylviaH

Is just what I had and  this is a nice recipe for that extra starter....we have plenty of frozen waffles : )


BH uses her classic sourdough starter that is made with yeast and milk powders,dry goat milk or buttermilk powder and also contains yogurt.  I used my wild yeast starter.  Some rye or whole wheat flour added would taste delicious too.


Sylvia

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wally

Gosh, it just looks soft and full of flavor.  Were you using a 100% starter for this?


Larry

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SylviaH

You always say the nicest things...Lot's of butter in this easy recipe.  I think I'll make a cinnamon swirl loaf with raisins for Mike.  He's addicted to toast.  My starter is 100% hydration.


Sylvia

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RachelJ

Could you share the recipe?

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Sylvia

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RachelJ

Oh gracias! :)