Fresh Baked Bread

MMM… is there anything more delicious than the delightful smell of freshly baked bread wafting out of your kitchen? That smells reminds me fondly of my childhood when my mother would bake 8 loaves at a time!

So delicious and heartwarming, I couldn’t wait to get a fresh piece and have that warm butter melt all over it!

 

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Sourdough French bread
Sourdough bread is nutritious and delicious! It contains higher levels of folate and antioxidants than other breads. It’s lower phytate levels allows your body to absorb the nutrients more easily. It also contains lower amounts of gluten and because it is fermented, it contains probiotic and prebiotic properties that are known to be excellent for your gut health. With all these benefits and so many applications what are you waiting for? why not make your sourdough starter today?
Cuisine Sourdough Bread
Keyword french bread
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Sourdough Bread
Keyword french bread
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a cup, melt the butter in the hot water and add and dissolve the sugar. Let cool to lukewarm.
  2. Add the starter and the yeast.
  3. Blend in two cups of flour so that you have a sticky well combined mixture.
  4. Stir in next two cups of flour and the salt. This should be enough for firm dough.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead thoroughly.
  6. Place in a well buttered bowl and let rise til double in size.
  7. Punch dough down and let rise again for 30 minutes.
  8. Turn dough out onto floured surface, let rest 10 mins.
  9. Shape into loaf.
  10. Let the loaf rise again until doubled.
  11. Place in preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes.
  12. You can slash the bread with a very sharp knife or razor just prior to putting into oven if desired. If the utensil is very sharp the bread will not fall.
  13. For a shiny crust, blend and egg white with a tablespoon of water and brush several times during baking.
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Sourdough Banana Bread

Love my sourdough!

Finding new ways to use my starter every weekend! This past weekend I made sourdough banana bread. It is vegan and delish! Why not try it yourself?

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Sourdough Banana Bread
Course snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaves
Course snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
loaves
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Mix in the sourdough starter and mashed bananas.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to banana mixture and mix just until combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Pour the batter into two greased 9x5-inch bread pan. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool completely prior to slicing.
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