Old-Fashioned Sandwich Bread With Sourdough Starter
Learn how to make a quick-rising sourdough bread that is finished in under three hours, using active dry yeast for a faster rise.
- Serves: 10 persons
- ¾cup milk
- 2tablespoons butter
- 2tablespoons sugar
- 2teaspoons salt
- 1packet active dry yeast
- ½cup water (warm)
- 1 ½cups sourdough starter
- 4to 5 cups bread flour
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In a small saucepan, scald the milk and butter, bringing the mixture nearly to a boil.
Step 3Set aside and allow it to cool until lukewarm.
Step 4In a large bowl, add the sugar, salt, yeast, and warm water.
Step 5Pour in the warm milk and butter mixture.
Step 6Stir until the yeast is dissolved.
Step 7Mix in the sourdough starter.
Step 8Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is too thick to be mixed with wooden spoon .
Step 9Turn the dough out onto a floured board.
Step 10Begin to knead for about 10 minutes, adding flour when the dough gets sticky.
Step 11Put the dough in a greased bowl and turn the dough over so that the top is greased.
Step 12Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place for 60 minutes or until double in size.
Step 13Punch down the dough .
Step 14Turn it onto a board and knead it for about 3 minutes.
Step 15Shape the dough into a large round loaf or two small round loaves.
Step 16Place the loaves on a greased baking sheet .
Step 17Cover the dough and let it rise for 45 minutes or until double in size. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Step 18Using a sharp knife, slash an X on the bread top.
Step 19Bake for 40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped on.
Step 20Serve and enjoy. Bread will last one week, though is still tasty for a little longer if toasted.