31 Days of Natural Health DAY #11
If you were with me earlier this week I told you about my Super Simple Sourdough Starter. Only two ingredients! Takes time to ferment, but the versatile dough is worth the wait. Can be used for pizza dough, rolls, bread loaves and can be cooked in the oven or crockpot. When your starter has fermented for 7 or more days, it is ready to rise and bake! Try different flour types, wheat, rye, spelt, oat.
Super Simple Sourdough Bread
1/2 Cup Sourdough Starter
3 Cups Water
4 Cups Flour (Plus, 1-1/2 cups to knead into dough)
1 Tbsp Salt (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a large glass or plastic bowl. Let sit in bowl on the counter for 12-15 hours to rise. Flip the dough onto the counter and knead in enough flour to keep the dough from being sticky. The dough needs to rise in whatever container you will bake it in for about 1 1/2-2 hours. Grease the container with coconut or olive oil.
If you are going to make rolls, they bake best in muffin tins. Roll a ball to fill each cup about half way. After rising, bake at 425 for 8-10 minutes.
To bake a traditional loaf of bread, after rising bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
To bake in the crockpot, grease and roll into a ball to fit crockpot. After it rises, cook on high for about 2 – 2 1/2 hours.
Ok…so I totally wrote this recipe all out last night to be posted with my 31 day series today. Set my bread up to rise last night and was all excited to bake bread and take beautiful pictures for you today. Ugh…my dough didn’t rise! Of course the day I want it to look awesome, it flops. Still tasted good, just didn’t look like I wanted. I tried my starter with white wheat flour this time, I thought it would make it more healthy. But I guess a white flour starter works best and then whatever flour you want to use for the bread. Oh, well…live and learn. Next time I make a sourdough bread I will get some good pictures and update here ~Kelly
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