Making Sourdough Bread

I’m going way out to the wilderness of baking bread. I’ve created my own sourdough starter!

I’ll tell more about the sourdough starter later but for now, here’s my first attempt at making bread with my starter.

I used a half cup of my starter, 3 cups of unbleached flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and just under 3/4s of a cup of room temperature water.

I started by mixing the starter and the water until I had a smooth slurry of sourdough starter.

Then I mixed in the flour and salt until I had a ball of dough. We kneaded it for a couple of minutes to stretch the gluten.

Now it sits to rise and proof!

More later.