Rustic Sourdough Bread with Qview

Discussion in 'Breads' started by squirrel, May 18, 2010.

  1. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi all! This is my most favorite recipe for a rustic sourdough bread. It comes from the King Arthur Flour Company website, with my modifications. It's very simple and awesome flavor!
    1 cup "fed" sourdough starter
    1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
    2 teaspoons instant yeast
    1 tablespoon sugar
    2 1/2 teaspoons salt
    5 cups unbleached all purpose flour

    Combine all ingredients, kneading to form a smooth dough.

    Divide the dough in half

    Shape in to rounds and place on a parchment lined pan

    With a sharp knife quickly cut two slits in each round. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for about 1 hour, or til double in size

    Preheat oven to 425F spray the loaves with room temp water. When you put the loaves in, spray the back and sides of the oven to create steam, careful not to spray the glass door or it could break. Cover with a hand towel if you want to (I've never had it break but just in case, I thought it is a possibility). About 10 minutes in to baking, open oven and spray again.

    Bake the bread for a total of 25-30 minutes until a deep golden brown.

    I spray a couple of times once they are out of the oven to create a chewy crust. And here's the final product!
  2. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    Mmmmmm, looks awesome! My dad is a big bread baker, and has a "mother" from an 1849 San Francisco line of sour doughs.

    I just LOVE good home made bread!! Great job![​IMG]
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice loaves, Squirrel! I really like the texture and the chewy crust.[​IMG]
  4. brokenwing

    brokenwing Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    that looks so good, do you mind if i ask how you start your sourdough feed.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man or Girl that bread looks great. I bet it is really good eats too. Now you start with a starter orhave you ever made a starter from scratch???[​IMG]
  6. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I started with a starter that I bought from King Arthur about two years ago, have taken good care of it since! I have never started one myself, but have been told they can be tempermental. I paid 6.95 for it and it's made me lots of yummy bread! It will go great with my beef ribs and garlic mashed potatoes tonight, yumm! Thanks for the compliments, you guys sure know how to make a girl feel welcome!
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cheryl, that sourdough bread looks really good. [​IMG]
    I used a similar sourdough bread recipe when I used to compete in Dutch oven cookoffs. Looks like I'm breaking out the sourdough tonight and doing some baking this weekend!!

    I really like the artisian style breads too!
  8. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that looks very good, I just started with sourdough, thanks to bassman and I love it
  9. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everybody! It is sooo chewy and yummy. I made some homemade butter and drizzled a little honey in it and dug the bread in to that and man oh man oh man! I'm not gonna have room for my dinner. I'm smoking beef ribs with a side of garlic mashed!
  10. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Yummy Yummy Yummy Yummy
    This Is All I Can Say Cheryl [​IMG]
  11. walle

    walle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Very nice looking bread, Cheryl. Nothing better than fresh bread, butter, and honey!

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