Sourdough obsessed.

Two weeks ago I posted a sourdough starter recipe and since then I have made few bread loafs. For some reason I thought that baking the bread would be harder but it actually turn out pretty easy. And it is true when they say that quality of your starter really matters.

I researched for a different recipes and here is the one that works the best for me. My family loves the fresh bread. The only hard part about it is the wait ...



4 3/4 cup bread flour                                                 2 tbsp. margarine softened

3 tbsp. white sugar                                                      1 1/2 cup sourdough starter

2 1/2 tsp salt                                                                  1 large egg

1 (.25oz) package active dry yeast                         1 tbsp. water

1 cup warm milk                                                           1/4 cup chopped onion


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and dry yeast. Add milk and softened butter or margarine. Stir in starter. Mix in up to 3 3/4 cups flour gradually, you may need more depending on your climate.
  2. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turn once to oil surface, and cover. Allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.
  3. Punch down, and let rest 15 minutes. Shape into loaves. Place on a greased baking pan. Allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled.
  4. Brush egg wash over tops of loaves, and sprinkle with chopped onion.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or till done.