Recipe for Peasant Bread

Ingredients

1 cup sourdough starter
1/2 cup water
1 1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 cup bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoon yeast

Instructions

This is for the medium sized loaf which, depending on how active my starter is at the moment, will rise to the top of my Hitachi B101.

If I want an extra sour loaf, I will use the starter two or three days after feeding. This produces a shorter loaf with a heavier texture.

For a light and fluffy loaf, I feed the starter first, then let it sit on the counter for 8 to 10 hours before using. I make sure it is very foamy when I put it in the B/M.

the cycle, but I was wrong and ended up with some outside the crust. Nonetheless, this baked up nice and golden with a great sourdough taste. It needs to really cool before you can lice it, because it's so airy. The crust is like tempura. A lovely bread. I know it's just white bread, but it has a great taste. BTW, I didn't use a newly fed starter. Had to be 4 days. Starter being what it is, it may never turn out this way again.





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