Basic Sourdough Bread for the Bread Machine

Basic Sourdough Bread for the Bread Machine

“This following sourdough recipe was developed using the French bread cycle on the Zojirushi’s 1 1/2-lb. machine. This particular cycle calls for a total of 30 minutes of kneading, a first rise of 40 minutes, and a second rise of 1 hour, 50 minutes. It’s this long second rise which allows the sourdough to attain sufficient volume; if your machine doesn’t have a cycle with a long second rise, you may want to increase the amount of yeast you use. The bread bakes for 60 minutes, slightly longer than the usual 55 minutes. Your machine may have a whole-grain or some other cycle which approximates the Zojirushi’s French bread cycle.” - King Arthur Flour

For 1 1/2-lb. Loaf
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose or Unbleached Special Bread Flour
2 cups sourdough starter

For 1-pound Loaf
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose or Unbleached Special Bread Flour
1 1/3 cups sourdough starter

Place ingredients into the pan of your machine, in the order listed; program for French Bread, or a similar long-rising cycle; and press Start. This bread won’t crown, but will remain flat across the top.

Source: King Arthur Flour

Where can I buy the Sourdough Starter?

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You can get some for the cost of postage

You can buy it on line
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Some supermarkets sell packets of sourdough starter.