Homemade Sourdough Bread: Crispy Crust & Chewy Inside

Homemade Sourdough Bread: Crispy Crust & Chewy Inside

Savor the magic of artisanal baking with our Homemade Sourdough Bread recipe. Every slice tells a tale of crispy crusts, chewy interiors, and the heartwarming aroma that fills your kitchen. This centuries-old tradition comes alive as your hands craft each loaf with love and patience.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups active sourdough starter
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Mix the active sourdough starter, bread flour, and lukewarm water in a bowl. Let it rest for 30 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the salt over the dough and knead until smooth. Cover and let it rise for 4 hours, folding the dough every hour.
  3. Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it in a floured banneton. Let it rise for another 2 hours.
  4. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C) with a Dutch oven inside.
  5. Gently place the risen dough into the hot Dutch oven. Score the top and cover with the lid. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 15 minutes until the crust turns golden.
  7. Cool the bread on a wire rack before slicing into it. Enjoy the symphony of textures and flavors!

Total time: 7 hours

Yields: 1 delicious sourdough loaf

Crafted to perfection, our Homemade Sourdough Bread boasts a beautifully blistered crispy crust that gives way to a soft and chewy interior. This recipe encapsulates the art of slow fermentation and traditional baking methods, resulting in a loaf that’s not only a feast for the senses but also a testament to the rich history of bread-making.

Nutrition information: Calories: 180 per serving, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 0.5g

Savor the satisfaction that comes from creating bread that’s more than just food—it’s a journey that connects you to generations of bakers before you. Share a slice with loved ones, and let the story of your sourdough masterpiece be told with each delightful bite.

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