Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Bread

For this recipe you will need a sourdough starter.  Gym Rat found one on the internet for me for my birthday.

1 cup sourdough starter
1 ½ cups warm water
1 ½ tsp salt
½ cup white sugar
½ cup corn oil
6 to 7 cups flour

Mix together everything except flour, then add flour. Knead into a soft dough.

Oil the bowl, add the dough, cover with a damp cloth and let rise overnight.

The next day, knead the dough for 10 minutes (I’m usually a slacker and don’t do it for more than 3.)

Divide in half, and form into round disc-shaped loaves. Using a sharp knife, slash an X in the top of each one. Place both on a single greased cookie sheet.

Allow the dough to double in size (about 4 – 6 hours). Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until bread is golden brown and taps hollow. Butter tops with cold butter.

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