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 ...

ENJOY!!

INGREDINENTS:

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

DIRECTIONS:

  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.