Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to the Sourdough

If your starter has been well fed and has lingered on the kitchen counter at least 8 hours, then you can either pour one cup down the drain or decide to make some bread.  If bread making is the choice then pour the one cup of starter into a large mixing bowl and add the following:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
6 cups white bread flour
(for a wheat bread, substitute 2 cups of whole wheat flour for 2 cups of the bread flour)

This makes a very stiff batter.  You might need to chuck the spoon at this point and get into it with your hands to be sure the dough is well blended.  After thoroughly mixing, gather the dough into a ball.  Pour oil into the bowl and place dough back in, turning until well-coated all over.  Cover with plastic wrap or foil and let sit on the counter overnight or until about doubled in size.

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