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Basic Sourdough Bread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Rutledge

Basic Sourdough Bread Recipe

This tangy, soft sandwich loaf recipe was originally developed for the bread machine; we've tweaked it here for those of you without a machine. See our recipe for Bread Machine Sourdough Bread for the original, machine-baked version.

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one 9" loaf
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Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients and mix and knead — by hand, mixer, or bread machine — to make a soft, smooth dough; about 15 to 20 minutes by hand, 7 to 10 minutes in a mixer, and 20 to 30 minutes in a bread machine.
  2. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and let it rise for 45 to 60 minutes, until puffy but not necessarily doubled in bulk.
  3. Lightly grease a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  4. On a lightly greased work surface, gently deflate the dough, and form it into a 9" log. Place the log in the prepared pan, cover, and let it rise for 60 to 90 minutes, until it crests about 1" over the rim of the pan.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Bake the bread for 40 to 50 minutes, until it's light gold and a digital thermometer inserted into the center reads 190°F.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven, and after a couple of minutes turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool. Store, well-wrapped, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 49g
  • Servings Per Batch 18
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 110
  • Calories from Fat 5
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 200mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.