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Rustic Sourdough Bread


This is awesome sourdough bread!! Kids won't touch store bought when this is available!

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  • 1 cup "fed" sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 5 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour



Step 1

1. Combine all of the ingredients, kneading to form a smooth dough.

2. Allow the dough to rise, in a covered bowl, until it's doubled in size, about 90 minutes.

3. Gently divide the dough in half; it'll deflate somewhat.

4. Gently shape the dough into two oval loaves; or, for longer loaves, two 10" to 11" logs. Place the loaves on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover and let rise until very puffy, about 1 hour. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 425°F.

5. Spray the loaves with lukewarm water.

6. Make two fairly deep diagonal slashes in each; a serrated bread knife, wielded firmly, works well here.

7. Bake the bread for 20 to 25 minutes, until it's a very deep golden brown. Remove it from the oven, and cool on a rack.

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