So you've got your sourdough starter started and now you are ready to try to make some bread. If you don't, check out how to start your sourdough starter (Starting your Starter) so you can jump into the world of fermented deliciousness that sourdough brings!
I was drawn to sourdough bread when I read that it was a way that pioneers made bread as they traveled along the Oregon Trail as they moved west. They weren't able to buy yeast, so they captured it on their own. That means this type of bread making has been around for hundreds of years, which is a pretty cool thing. We're eating a recipe that the pioneers could have used!
I've made quite a few loaves of sourdough, but this really is the best one I've ever created. It is a moist, fluffy, delicious bread with a buttery golden crust. It is amazing on sandwiches, toasted, or even as french toast. My kids ask for butter bread all the time- it really is that good!
This is a long rise bread, so be prepared that it does take some time. A good way to do the bulk rise is overnight if you don't have the time during the day to do it.
Let me know what you think!