Dj's "true" Salt Rising Bread

Recipe by Djs Eagles
READY IN: 12hrs 30mins
YIELD: 3 loaves




  • Pour milk onto dry ingredients and stir.
  • Keep warm overnight until foamy. I place it in a yogurt maker which will maintain a constant temperature. You must get the foamy and smelly "rotten cheese" smell or it will not work! This is called a "raisin".
  • After "raisin" has foamed and has the smell, in a medium sized bowl, add 2 cups of warm water to the mixture. Then add enough flour, (about 1 1/2 cups) to make a thin pancake like batter. Stir and let rise again until it becomes foamy. This will usually take from 2 to 3 hours.
  • Next, add one cup of warm water for each loaf of bread that you want to make. ( e.g., 3 cups of warm water will make 3 loaves of bread). To this add about 10 cups of flour.
  • Knead well, about 8 to 10 minutes. Then form into loaves and put into well greased loaf pans. Grease tops of loaves. Let rise again, until double, in a warm place. ( I place mine in the oven with the oven light on.) This will take from 2 to 6 hours.
  • Bake at 300 deg. for 30 to 45 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Let cool. Tastes excellent toasted. Freezes Well! Enjoy!
  • NOTE: You can make up to 6 loaves with this Starter. I chose to make 3.