BM# 51 — Baking Marathon: Day 4
Bake of the Day: Breads — Basic Sourdough Sandwich Loaf
I have had sourdough starter for more than 4 years now, but as a family we are not much into crusty breads. So I don’t call myself a sourdough baker, I have a sourdough starter that I use along with quite a bit of yeast to make soft, everyday not-so crusty breads. Real sourdough bakers utilize the starter itself to leaven the breads instead of relying on yeast.
As I was looking for sourdough sandwich bread, I found this beginner bread recipe on the Kitchn blog and one look at the pictures I knew this was exactly what I need to bake with my starter. I followed the recipe to the ‘T’ and the bread turned out just perfect. Here’s my just fed, bubbly sourdough starter. Here’s the post with the recipe for the Sourdough Starter.
As you can see, the bread has a nice golden brown crust with a soft, fluffy crumb. Tastes great with butter or a smear of Nutella (my son’s favorite way to enjoy his bread). Do give this bread a try if you are a sourdough baking newbie.
Recipe adapted from the Kitchn: