How to make sourdough bread by Cassie Best

Preparation and cooking time

Prep:1 hr

Cook:40 mins

plus 8 days for the starter and 3 hrs rising

A challenge

Makes 1 loaf

Make a sourdough starter from scratch, then use it to bake a flavoursome loaf of bread with our simple step-by-step recipe.

NutrientUnit
kcal245
fat1g
saturates0g
carbs48g
sugars1g
fibre2g
protein8g
salt0.4g

Ingredients

For the starter

  • 700g strong white flour

For the loaf

  • 500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 300g sourdough starter
  • flavourless oil, for greasing

Method

  • STEP 1First, make your starter. In a large bowl, mix together 100g of the flour with 125ml slightly warm water. Whisk together until smooth and lump-free.
  • STEP 2Transfer the starter to a large jar (a 1-litre Kilner jar is good) or a plastic container. Leave the jar or container lid ajar for 1 hr or so in a warm place (around 25C is ideal), then seal and set aside for 24 hrs.
  • STEP 3For the next 

READ MORE HERE: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sourdough-bread

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