This recipe will introduce you to sourdough bread making. The loaf you will create is very tasty either fresh or as toast. I make this loaf regularly because it is such a great hit with the family. It takes time to make sourdough bread because each rise is often 5 to 8 hours, so plan to start the loaf in the afternoon of day 1, let it have the second rise overnight, and bake first thing on day 2. For this recipe I use a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin.
Once you become familiar and confident with making sourdough bread alter the flour types, for example, reduce the strong white flour and replace that amount with rye or splet or malt. Experiment and have fun.
Remember to replenish the sourdough starter container with a 50:50 mix of flour and water equalling the weight of starter removed for use.
Easy to follow and results were better than I expected! I've done some other recipes before, with mixed results and they were a lot more complicated. I used all white flour but next time it will be a wholemeal mix. My starter was simply white bread flour from Lidl and tap water. Thanks for sharing Dorsetjammer. - 22 Apr 2016
A great loaf with. A wonderful flavour to start your sourdough baking career. The recipe is simple to follow and the rewards are wonderful. Have fun making this bread and as your confidence grows experiment using different types and quantities of flour. - 04 Feb 2015