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Rustic Sourdough Bread

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

Author: PJ Hamel

Rustic Sourdough Bread Recipe

This chewy loaf, with its deep-brown crust, has rich, deep, flavor, and very mild tang. We love this bread for its chewiness and golden crust, ideal qualities for panini; try it with ham and cheese, for a new take on that favorite sandwich.

New to sourdough? Find the help you need for all of your sourdough baking at our Sourdough Essentials page.

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Yield
Two 10" loaves, 32 servings
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Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients, kneading to form a smooth dough.
  2. Allow the dough to rise, in a lightly greased, covered bowl, until it's doubled in size, about 90 minutes.
  3. Gently divide the dough in half; it'll deflate somewhat.
  4. Gently shape the dough into two oval loaves; or, for longer loaves, two 10" to 11" logs. Place the loaves on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise until very puffy, about 1 hour. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 425°F.
  5. Spray the loaves with lukewarm water.
  6. Make two fairly deep diagonal slashes in each; a serrated bread knife, wielded firmly, works well here.
  7. Bake the bread for 25 to 30 minutes, until it's a very deep golden brown. Remove it from the oven, and cool on a rack.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 slice
  • Servings Per Batch 16 per loaf
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 80
  • Calories from Fat 5
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 3g

* 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.