1/1 Photo of Basic Sourdough Bread - 1, 2, 3 Method
6 hrs 35 mins
Red Apple Guy's Note:
This is a simple recipe of 1 part by weight starter, 2 parts by weight water and 3 parts by weight flour. Salt is 2% of the flour weight or 0.06 parts by weight. This recipe can be enriched for sandwich bread or buns easily by using milk instead of water and adding sugar and oil. This makes two 1 lb loaves. To make 2 medium loaves, increase ingredients by 50 %. This recipe as written can also make 1 large, 2 lb loaf free-standing or in a 9" x 5" loaf pan. Flo is a pretty french lady on another site who developed the 1-2-3 formula.
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Starter Sponge or Poolish
- 2 tablespoons sourdough starter (1 oz)
- 1/4 cup water (2 oz room temperature)
- 2/3 cup flour (3 oz all purpose unbleached flour)
- 1Starter Sponge: Add starter to the water and wisk together. Add flour, mix well, cover and let sit at room temperature (70 to 75F) until doubled in volume (6 hours or overnight).
- 2Dough: Wisk starter sponge into the water and add enough flour to make a thin batter. Wisk to aerate dough, forming some bubbles. Add the rest of the flour and mix well to incorporate.
- 3Cover the bowl and let rest for 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
- 4Add salt and knead for 8 minutes. Cover and let rest 5 minutes.
- 5Stretch and fold the dough once by stretching dough into a rectangle and folding letter-style side to side and top to bottom.
- 6Place in oiled container (straight sided is best) and mark the point on the container when the dough is doubled.
- 7Let rise in 75 to 80 F area for 1 hour.
- 8Stretch and fold the dough for the second time.
- 9Let rise in 75 to 80 F area for 1 more hour or until doubled in volume (total time may be 3 hours).
- 10Remove dough and divide into 2 pieces weighing 1 lb each and one piece the size of a ping-pong ball.
- 11Form smooth balls as a pre-shape and rest covered for 10 minutes.
- 12Shape into batards or torpedo or boule shapes. If resistant to stretching, let rest for 5 to 10 min and repeat.
- 13Place loaves on a parchment covered cloth folded to support all sides of each loaf and cover with oiled plastic.
- 14Place the small piece of dough in a small, straight-sided glass and mark doubled volume point with tape or marker or rubber band.
- 15Preheat oven to 425 F and add a cast iron skillet near the bottom of the oven to preheat as well.
- 16Let rise until 1 1/2 times the original volume. Watch the small piece as a guide.
- 17Add 1 cup of hot water to the skillet carefully to avoid breaking the oven door glass.
- 18Score the loaves with a double edged razor blade.
- 19Place parchment paper and loaves in the oven and using a flat baking sheet or a peel.
- 20Bake for 12 minutes and rotate pan for even cooking.
- 21Bake for 15 to 20 more minutes until browned or 205 F internal temp Cool on rack.
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Nutritional Facts for Basic Sourdough Bread - 1, 2, 3 Method
Serving Size: 1 (50 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 105.3
- Calories from Fat 2
- Total Fat 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 194.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 22.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 2.9 g
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