2 cups sourdough starter
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
4 cups flour
In a large bowl, combine starter, sugar and salt. Add flour a cup at a time, stirring as much as you can with a spoon, until firm enough to handle.
Add remaining flour by hand, kneading until dough is no longer sticky.
Place dough in a warm bowl, cover and allow to rise until doubled - this may range from a couple of hours to 4 or more.
Punch down, form into a round shape and let rise a second time until doubled.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees, for 45 minutes.
Cool 1 hour before slicing.
Sourdough is the Grandaddy of breads. I have used my sourdough as the only leavening, and it tastes wonderful, but can take hours. To speed this up, add 2 1/2 tsp yeast to the mix.
October 4, 2011