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Friday, March 07, 2008

sourdough sesame bread

its been awhile. a month ago i got a wild hair in my brain and decided to make a sourdough starter to use in a million different things...which we have been doing with much success...its still alive and bubbling and kicking it in the back of our over
stocked fridge. this is just one of the gazillion recipes i will be posting in honor of the beloved sourdough. this is a great sandwich bread..we've been indulging in salami sandwiches with it!
i suppose i should post the starter at some point but since its been a while and life is dealing its heavy hand right now it'll have to wait on better days!

(the photo sucks...sorry. it doesn't quite do this bread justice)

1 1/2 cups sourdough starter
1/2 cup plus 3 tbl warm water
2 tsp sea salt
2 tbl olive oil
1 tbl sugar
3 1/2 cups unbleached ap flour

combine all in stand mixer with dough hook. turn out onto floured board and knead about 10-15 min until elastic and not too sticky...add flour as needed. let rest on counter 10 min.

grease a clean large glass bowl and add the dough, turning to coat in the oil. cover loosely with a damp towel and let rise about 4-8 hours. (sourdough takes longer than the average bread.)

turn out again and knead a few minutes. shape into 2 loaves. cover with damp cloth and let rise once more...about 2 hours.

brush with a mixture of eggs and water then sprinkle with sesame seeds.

bake at 350F for 30 min.

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Blogger tricia said...

i'll be looking forward to the starter recipe in the future. sourdough bread is my favorite but since a trip to san fran i can't find any as good around here. i have been meaning to e-mail you but things have been a little crazy around here. you have been in my thoughts. we miss you guys and would love to get together soon. your friend is still in my thoughts and prayers. i hope he is hanging in there.

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