Homemade Sourdough Bread: Artisanal Bakery

There’s something truly magical about the aroma of freshly baked sourdough bread, reminiscent of quaint artisanal bakeries nestled along cobbled streets. In this recipe, we’re bringing that enchanting experience to your kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of high-quality bread flour
  • 1 ½ cups of lukewarm water
  • 1 cup of active sourdough starter
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread flour and salt.
  2. Add the sourdough starter and lukewarm water, then mix until a shaggy dough forms.
  3. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rest at room temperature for 8-10 hours, allowing it to ferment and rise.
  4. Gently fold the dough onto itself a few times, then shape it into a round loaf and place it in a floured proofing basket.
  5. Cover the basket and let the dough proof for another 2-3 hours.
  6. Preheat your oven and a Dutch oven at 450°F (230°C) for 30 minutes.
  7. Transfer the proofed dough into the hot Dutch oven, slash the top, and cover with the lid.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes with the lid on, then remove the lid and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes until the crust turns golden brown.
  9. Let the bread cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Total Time: 12-14 hours

Yield: 1 delicious round loaf

Enjoy the rustic charm and rich flavor of this homemade sourdough bread. Its crisp crust and soft interior make every bite a journey through artisanal baking.

Nutrition information: Calories: 120 per slice, Fat: 0.5g, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 3g

Picture yourself slicing into the warm bread, the crust crackling delightfully as the aroma fills the air. Each bite offers a perfect balance of tanginess and depth, a testament to the careful fermentation and craftsmanship that goes into every loaf. Whether enjoyed with a smear of creamy butter or as a foundation for your favorite sandwich, this homemade sourdough bread brings the heartwarming experience of an artisanal bakery right to your table.

So why wait? Embark on this delightful journey of creating your own masterpiece, and savor the joy and pride that come with every slice of this artisanal sourdough bread.

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