Homemade Sourdough Bread: Artisanal Joy



Homemade Sourdough Bread: Artisanal Joy

There’s something truly magical about crafting your own Homemade Sourdough Bread. The blend of earthy aromas, the satisfying crunch of a perfectly crisped crust, and the tender, airy texture of the crumb all come together in a symphony of artisanal joy. The process itself is a labor of love, a testament to patience and tradition. With every loaf, you’re not just baking bread; you’re creating a connection to generations past, when bread-making was both an art and a science.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups organic bread flour
  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the sourdough starter and lukewarm water until well combined.
  2. Add the flour and sea salt, then knead the mixture into a sticky dough.
  3. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let the dough rise for about 8 hours.
  4. Gently fold the dough onto itself a few times, then shape it into a round loaf.
  5. Place the dough in a floured banneton and let it proof for another 2 hours.
  6. Preheat your oven and a Dutch oven inside it to 450°F (232°C).
  7. Score the top of the dough, place it in the preheated Dutch oven, and bake with the lid on for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the lid and continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes until the crust is beautifully golden.
  9. Cool the bread on a wire rack before slicing and savoring every bite.

Total time: 10 hours

Yields: 1 delicious loaf

Homemade Sourdough Bread embodies the essence of traditional baking, resulting in a crusty masterpiece with an airy crumb.

Nutrition information: Calories: 180 | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 2g

Crafting your own sourdough bread isn’t just about following a recipe; it’s about embracing a time-honored practice that transforms simple ingredients into a work of culinary art. As you savor the first bite of your freshly baked loaf – the crackling crust giving way to the soft, tangy interior – you’re experiencing the result of dedication and passion. Let this recipe be your gateway to the world of sourdough, where each slice is a journey into the heart of artisanal joy.

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