Sourdough Bread Recipe | How To | Tips and Tricks | Whole Wheat | All Purpose Flour | Gluten Free
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Sourdough Bread | Whole Wheat | All-Purpose | Gluten Free

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Sourdough Bread Recipe | Whole Wheat | Allergy Friendly | All-Purpose Flour | Gluten Free Recipe | How To Tips & Tricks

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Sourdough Bread | Whole Wheat | All-Purpose | Gluten Free

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 50 minutes
Author Food Allergy P.I.

Ingredients

  • 2 C Fed active sourdough starter
  • 5 C Flour
  • 1 3/4 C Water
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4-1/2 C Flour for kneading

Instructions

  1. MAKING THE DOUGH

    Combine sourdough starter, 5 C flour, and water in a bowl. Stir with a spoon just til combined, don't over-stir. Dough will be very sticky but form a loose ball. *When measuring the flour, always spoon flour into the measuring cup as opposed to scooping the flour from container with measuring cup. You will get a better measure and lighter dough.

    AUTOLYSE REST

    Cover with a kitchen towel, and let rest for 20 minutes.

    KNEADING THE DOUGH

    Remove dough from bowl and turn out onto a floured surface, using the 1/4-1/2 C flour set aside for kneading. Use the bare minimum just to handle the dough without it being overly sticky. Knead the dough roughly 10-12 times, sprinkling in the salt as you go, and fold into a smooth ball.

    FIRST RISE

    Set dough back into bowl, and cover with kitchen towel. Let rise for an hour.

    KNEADING THE DOUGH AGAIN

    Remove dough from bowl and turn out onto a clean floured surface. Knead dough just four times. Folding from outside in, rotating 90 degrees until a full circle has been made.

    SECOND RISE

    Return to bowl, and let rise another hour.

    PRE-SHAPE THE DOUGH

    Remove from bowl and gently turn out onto a clean floured surface. Using a dough scraper or a knife, cut the dough in half gently shaping into two rounds. Cover with a towel (leaving on counter).

    REST

    Now let rest another 20 minutes, after pre-shape.

    FINAL SHAPING

    Shape one final time into tight rounds, tucking a seam on the underside of the loaves.

    Place each on a separate sheet of parchment paper, and cover once more with a kitchen towel.

    FINAL RISE

    Let rise for 2.5 hours. If you have a sourdough basket, this is when you can set the dough in for it's last rise, seam side up. I currently do not use a basket, and just leave it on the counter.

    PREP THE BAKING AND DUTCH OVEN

    30 minutes prior to baking, place a roasting pan on the lower rack of the oven and fill with 2 C water. Place dutch oven on middle rack to preheat with oven temperature rising. Preheat oven to 450.

    BAKING THE BREAD

    Carefully with oven mitts remove the dutch oven from the ovens middle rack. Lift one round by picking up the parchment and carrying to the dutch oven. Gently set both the parchment and the round into the dutch oven. *Alternately, if you do not have a dutch oven, you may set the parchment on a baking sheet, although you may not get the same rise and coloring when baking. The dutch oven is pretty magical!

    Using a sourdough lame or a sharp knife, gently cut an x into the top of the round.

    Place the lid back on the dutch oven. Return dutch oven to baking oven.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes, and then remove the lid for an additional 10-15 minutes of baking or until the top of your loaf if crusty, and caramel brown and golden. Every oven is different. I do 30 with the lid, followed by 10 without the lid for a total of 40 minutes.

    Remove an let cool on a baking rack for at least 30 minutes before wrapping in a flour sack towel, or other kitchen towel.

    Ideally, wait 12-24 hours before cutting into your sourdough bread.

Sourdough Bread Recipe | Whole Wheat | Allergy Friendly | All-Purpose Flour | Gluten Free Recipe | How To Tips & Tricks

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