Sourdough French Bread
This makes 2 loaves.
I don't know why my kids grew up to love bread as much as I do, but they do.
- 1 pkg
- active dry yeast, (2 1/2 teaspoons)
- 1 1/2 c
- warm water (110*)
- 3 Tbsp
- 5 to 5 1/2 c
- 1 c
- sourdough starter (room temperature)
- 2 Tbsp
- butter (melted)
- 2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
- baking soda
- yellow corn meal
Then blend in 2 cups flour, starter, sugar, butter and salt.
Mix well with wire whip.
Don't forget to put more flour and water in your starter.
Stir flour/soda mixture into the flour/yeast mixture.
Add enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
Place into a greased bowl (I use butter) and turn to grease all sides.
Cover, set in a warm place, and let rise until double (approx. 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
Place on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
Or shape and place into bread pans.
Cover and let rise until almost double (about 1 hr.)