Monday, January 2, 2012

Sour Dough Starter and Bread Recipe

I have decided to start the New Year off with a Sour Dough starter.  I started mine today and am anxiously awaiting Day 3 when I am able to use the starter to bake a loaf of sour dough bread!

Sour Dough Bread

Starter #1:
1 package dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. instant potatoes
1 tsp. salt

Mix starter; put into a glass quart jar. Cover with cheese cloth; put holes in lid to get air.  Let stand for 3 days. On the third day feed the starter with Starter #2.

Starter #2:
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup warm water

After combining Starter #1 and Starter #2 let stand for 8 hours. Now it is ready to make a loaf of Sour Dough Bread!

1 cup starter
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup oil
6 cups all-purpose flour

Put remaining starter in the refrigerator for later use.
Mix water and yeast. Add other ingredients and knead together well.
Put in lightly greased container with lid; let rise until doubled in size.
Form dough into loaves or rolls; let rise again until double in size.
Bake at 350 degree for about 20 minutes.
Butter top after is browns a little.
Makes 2 medium loaves.

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