Old-Fashioned Sandwich Bread With Sourdough Starter

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.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a small saucepan, scald the milk and butter, bringing the mixture nearly to a boil.
  3. Step 3

    Set aside and allow it to cool until lukewarm.
  4. Step 4

    In a large bowl, add the sugar, salt, yeast, and warm water.
  5. Step 5

    Pour in the warm milk and butter mixture.
  6. Step 6

    Stir until the yeast is dissolved.
  7. Step 7

    Mix in the sourdough starter.
  8. Step 8

    Add the flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is too thick to be mixed with wooden spoon .
  9. Step 9

    Turn the dough out onto a floured board.
  10. Step 10

    Begin to knead for about 10 minutes, adding flour when the dough gets sticky.
  11. Step 11

    Put the dough in a greased bowl and turn the dough over so that the top is greased.
  12. Step 12

    Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place for 60 minutes or until double in size.
  13. Step 13

    Punch down the dough .
  14. Step 14

    Turn it onto a board and knead it for about 3 minutes.
  15. Step 15

    Shape the dough into a large round loaf or two small round loaves.
  16. Step 16

    Place the loaves on a greased baking sheet .
  17. Step 17

    Cover the dough and let it rise for 45 minutes or until double in size. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  18. Step 18

    Using a sharp knife, slash an X on the bread top.
  19. Step 19

    Bake for 40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped on.
  20. Step 20

    Serve and enjoy. Bread will last one week, though is still tasty for a little longer if toasted.