Extra-tangy Sourdough Bread

Extra-tangy Sourdough Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (8.5 oz) "fed" sourdough starter
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 oz) Luke-warm water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons Salt
  • 5 cups (21-1/4 oz) Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
Instructions
  1. Pour the cup of starter into a large mixing bowl. Add the warm water and 3 cups of flour. Beat Vigorously.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to rest and cool room temperature (68° to 70° is optimal) for 4 hours.
  3. Then refrigerate overnight, or for about 12 hours.
  4. Add the last 2 cups of flour and salt. kneading to from a smooth, soft dough. Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover with breathable cloth, and let rise till very puffy through not necessarily doubled, about 5 hours.
  5. Divide the dough in half, and shape into two loaves, Place on greased baking sheet, cover with breathable cloth, and let rise till doubled, about 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Slash the tops of the loaves and bake in preheated oven at 425° fro 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and cool on a rack.

 


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