Sourdough Bread, 1.5 lb.

Make your own sourdough starter for this bread. Once made, it will last a long time providing you take proper care of it. Share with friends.

    5 fl ounces (½ cup + 2 tablespoons) water, 80°F
    1 cup sourdough starter, room temp
    2¾ cups bread flour
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    - or -
    1½ teaspoons bread machine/fast rise yeast

  1. Add liquid ingredients and butter to bread pan.
  2. Add all dry ingredients, except yeast, to bread pan. Tap pan to settle dry ingredients and then level, pushing some of them into the corners. Lock pan into bread maker.
  3. Make an indentation in center of dry ingredients fill with yeast.
  4. Select desired setting. Program timer, if necessary. Turn bread maker on. When bread is done, turn breadmaker off and, using oven mitts, unlock and remove the bread pan. Shake bread out of pan and cool on rack before slicing.