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Sour dough bread, with starter



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Step 1. Sour dough starter

  • 1 package dry yeast, or approximately 1 level tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • 2.5 cups warm water
  • 2 Cups bakers flour

Step.2 Feed your starter

  • 1 cup starter, Taken from the mixture above
  • 1.5 cups of warm water
  • 1.5 Cups bakers flour

Step 3. Bread making

  • 20 grams butter
  • 100 grams milk
  • 20 grams sugar
  • 400 grams proofed starter, Taken from step 2, at room temperature
  • 450 grams bakers flour
  • 2 teaspoons bread improver
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Recipe's preparation

    Step 1.Sourdough starter
  1. This process needs to be started at least 3 days beforehand.

    1. Add yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup water to Closed lid. Blend 20 seconds/ sp3.

    2. Add remaining ingredients, blend sp3-4/ 30 seconds.

    3. Tip this mixture into a medium sized bowl, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to sit on your bench top for 3-4 days. It will bubble and froth before settling into a sour smelling sludge. If it develops a layer of liquid on top...that's fine as long as its not pink..if so toss it out and start again. You can mix it back into the starter, if it's ok, or just leave it.

  2. Step 2. Feed your starter
  3. This step needs to be done 8-12 hours before baking, after your starter has been sitting for 3-4 days.

    1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients for "Feed your starter". You will be left with some original starter after you remove the required 1 cup. Throw this out.

    2. Stir until reasonably combined. Don't be too worried about a few lumps. Leave to sit (lightly covered) on a bench for 8-12 hours. You can leave it longer..it will beome more sour.


  4. Step 3. Bread making
  5.  Now you are ready to prepare your loaf for baking

    1. Add butter, milk and sugar to Closed lid. Melt on sp 3/60C, 2 minutes, or until melted.

    2. Measure out 2 cups starter, add to theClosed lid and leave remainder in the mixing bowl for next time. *See tips

    4. Add flour, salt and bread improver to Closed lid. Keep bread improver and salt apart.

    5. Combine sp6/ 30 secs.

    6. Knead 5 mins.

    6. Rest, covered on a silicone mat for 15 minutes.

    Preheat oven to 220C

    7. Tip from bowl and form into shape...free form or in a large greased pan. Leave to rise until 2.5 cm above the top of the tin or has risen considerably, if baking free form.

     8. Brush top with milk or egg and place into a preheated oven, set at 220 for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 180 and bake a further 20 minutes, or until done when tested..hollow sound when tapped.

    (. Remove from tin, or tray to cool immediately on removing it from the oven.



A good sour dough takes time the first time around.

This is the "real deal", not a cheat's version, using yogurt ( although I don't mind that but it's not "real sourdough".)

It is done in 3 steps.

Please read this as it will (hopefully) make sense of this whole process!

Step 1. Sourdough starter..the beginning.

Step 2. Feeding your starter, adding extra ingredients to the mixture resulting from the completion of step 1. 

Step 3. Making the bread, using some of the mix from the completion of step 2, and adding remaining ingredients. Keep remaining left over dough for future sour dough baking.

You need to allow around 4 days for your starter to bloom and the another 8-12 hours to prove it, before making your bread.

But you will be left with an ongoing starter and a delicious artisan style sour dough loaf...

* In stage 2, you will have left over starter. Don't throw this out!! Simply cover and place in the fridge. Next time you want to make a sourdough loaf, you will alrteady have your "starter" and can continue with step 2. You will continually have a star/ polteter/poolish ready to go if you bake every few days.

If you don't wish to bake every few days, simply discard 1 cup of mixture, once a week, and replace it with 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water.Mix well and continue again next time at step 2.

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  • In step 2, where it says 'Throw this out ' -...

    Submitted by Joy on 24. February 2017 - 10:28.

    In step 2, where it says 'Throw this out ' - please don't!

    Use a cup of discard with 1 tsp sugar, half tsp salt and half tsp bicarb to make sourdough crumpets (if you have rings) or pikelets (if you don't).

    They are wonderful, made with what would otherwise be thrown away

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