Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs
Yes, sourdough can be made in your machine. Be patient and experiment with this very independent bread. Remember that every starter is different so this can be a challenge, but you can develope your own style until it is an art form.
- 2 cups sourdough starter
- 2 cups white bread flour
- 2 teaspoons dry milk
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons butter
- 2 teaspoons fast rise yeast or 3 teaspoons active dry yeast (optional)
- Combine ingredients in the order given.
- Bake on regular cycle.
- A note about starters; Sourdough purists may omit the yeast listed above; the more active the starter is, the less yeast you'll need.
- Starter should be peaking when loaded into your machine, frothy and bubbly, not just foamy.
- Optimum room temp for culture activation and machine baking is 85 degrees.
excellent texture, crust and flavor. as this was my first sourdough without a yeast booster, i was skeptical. this made a believer out of me!
Excellent taste and texture. Crust was crisp but not too thick. I did have to add water during the mixing as it was very dry. I'm not sure if it didn't rise much or just a small loaf but it didn't even come to the top of my 1.5 lb loaf pan (or maybe it dropped a bit as the top was kind of flat). Anyway, was still delicious and will be making again. I may try on the French Loaf setting for longer rise time (or might be better when my starter is more active -it's still pretty
Wonderful taste...but my loaf also had a flat top. No matter...it got eaten up right away!! Thanks for sharing!!