Grandma's Sourdough Bread

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soften yeast in warm beer. Blend in 2 cups of the flour, Grandma's starter, sugar, butter and salt. Combine 1 cup of the flour and the baking soda; stir into flour-yeast mixture.
  • Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can with a wooden spoon. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (5 to 8 minutes total).
  • Place in greased non metallic bowl; turn once. Cover; let rise till double in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Punch down; divide dough in half. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
  • Shape into two oblong or round loaves.
  • Place on greased baking sheet which has been sprinkled with yellow corn meal. Cover; let rise till almost double in size, about 1 hour. brush with a little water. Make diagonal slashes across tops of the loaves.
  • Twenty minutes before rising is complete pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
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