I have been experimenting with a new “wet dough” method of making homemade bread. This all came about by posting a comment on the Predatory Lies blog, and winning an bread-making book. Thanks Abby!
It is called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and you can get it HERE from Amazon.
While the bread is not technically a sourdough bread needing a starter, it does take on sourdough type flavour the longer the dough sits. Here is what my version looks like:
This makes a true crusty bread, and is pretty easy too.You can make 4 small loaves from one batch, or use it for a few pizzas.
But I am a loyal sourdough girl- after all, my parents once owned a sourdough bakery- and I always have a batch of starter in my refrigerator. I often add some starter to my bread machine recipes, and use less water. The kids always ask me, “Does it have sourdough?” because they like it better. It makes a more moist, tasty loaf.
Here is a simple BISCUIT RECIPE calling for sourdough starter:
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
Mix together. Cut in 1/2 c. shortening or lard until like coarse oatmeal.
1 cup sourdough starter
1/2 cup milk
Gently knead and roll out on floured surface. Cut and place on sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Bake at 400*F until golden brown.
What about you? Do you make homemade bread? What is your favourite kind of bread?