Perfect Homemade Sourdough Bread
Creating the perfect homemade sourdough bread is both an art and a science. As a seasoned chef and passionate baker, I’ve honed this recipe to perfection over the years, and I’m thrilled to share the secrets that will elevate your baking game.
- 3 cups of high-quality bread flour
- 1 ½ cups of lukewarm water
- 1 cup of active sourdough starter
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- Combine the flour, water, and sourdough starter in a large bowl.
- Add the salt and mix until a shaggy dough forms.
- Cover and let it rise for 8-12 hours, or overnight.
- Shape the dough into a round and let it rise again.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F for 30-40 minutes.
Total Time: 15 hours
Yields: 1 perfect loaf
Experience the joy of baking with this perfect homemade sourdough bread. The crust is golden and crispy, while the inside is soft and chewy—a delightful harmony of textures.
Nutrition Information: Calories per serving – 180, Protein – 6g, Fat – 1g, Carbohydrates – 36g
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Baking this sourdough bread is not just a culinary exercise; it’s a journey. The aroma that fills your kitchen as the dough ferments overnight is a promise of the flavors to come. Each step, from the initial mix to the final slice, is a testament to the patience and dedication required for artisanal bread-making.
As you savor that first bite, the crackling crust giving way to the soft crumb, you’ll know it was worth every moment. Share this recipe with friends and family, and let the joy of homemade sourdough become a tradition in your home. May your kitchen always be filled with the warmth of freshly baked bread and the memories created around it.