Sourdough French Bread

7
deb baldwin

By
@messinthekitchen

OKay, my favorite french bread and sourdough all mixed together.

This makes 2 loaves.

I don't know why my kids grew up to love bread as much as I do, but they do.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 loafs
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast, (2 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1 1/2 c
    warm water (110*)
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 5 to 5 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1 c
    sourdough starter (room temperature)
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (melted)
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • ·
    yellow corn meal

How to Make Sourdough French Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl, soften yeast in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Watch for bubbles.
    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.
  2. Combine 1 cup of flour and soda in a separate bowl and mix with a wire whip.
    Stir flour/soda mixture into the flour/yeast mixture.
    Add enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
  3. Knead on a floured surface till smooth (5 to 8 min).
    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).
  4. Punch down and divide in half.
    Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Shape into 2 oblong or round loaves.
    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.)
  6. Brush tops with water and make diagonal slashes across the tops
    Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
    Bread loaves: 25 min

    Remove from baking sheet.
    Cool on bread rack.

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About Sourdough French Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: African
Hashtag: #sourdough




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