How to Prepare Perfect Sourdough bread

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Sourdough bread.

Sourdough bread You can have Sourdough bread using 4 ingredients and 13 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Sourdough bread

  1. Prepare 110 g of starter.
  2. Prepare 415 g of bottled water.
  3. It’s 646 g of bread flour.
  4. It’s 12 g of salt.

Sourdough bread step by step

  1. Combine water and flour.
  2. Form into ball and let sit covered in bowl for 1 hr to let gluten start activating (Autolyse).
  3. Now add starter and then salt and use hands to combine.
  4. Now you should knead dough for around 15mins until you can pull dough and it doesn’t break and you can see some light through it (this is the window pane test).
  5. Form into ball and and put in bowl (no flour or oil) – cover with damo towel and rest for 4 hrs.
  6. Now you can shape ball by pulling sides over and over until nice and tight on one side (this is the envelope fold).
  7. Lightly rice flour cloth in bowl and rest upside down for another 30mins covered with towel (or for stronger sour dough taste leave for at least 8 hours covered in fridge).
  8. Preheat oven to 290c with hot skillet and baking dish on bottom.
  9. Place ball on skillet and score with big X across.
  10. Place in oven for 35mins and turn down to 230c and put boiling water in baking tray.
  11. Turn off oven and leave in for another 15mins (or less if you don’t want really brown crust).
  12. Place on cooling tray for at least 1 hour.
  13. Eat and enjoy.

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