I thought I would re-visit making and baking sourdough bread. I have been making it a lot lately and really enjoy the flavour and texture of this beautiful bread. It always makes me smile to think that there really is only 3 ingredients in the sourdough-flour, water and salt.
|Beautiful sourdough bread|
The main thing you need to be aware of is that the oven can wait but the sourdough won't, that means, have your oven preheated well and truly before you need it. If you are waiting for the oven to be up to speed, the sourdough will continue to expand and spread. You don't want to end up with a flat loaf.
|Proved and bubbly sourdough starter after it has had a feed|
|Measure out 500 grams of bread flour|
|10 grams of salt|
|150 grams of bubbly starter|
|And 300 grams of tepid, filtered water|
|All sourdough bread ingredients in the bowl|
|Mix well until all incorporated. Your hands are best for this process|
|Continue until all dry flour is incorporated|