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Talk to me about sour dough bread, please

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strictlovingmum Wed 24-Oct-12 20:53:13

It's in the title, I need a quick recipe for sour dough bread, I want to make it now, TIA

upinthehills Wed 24-Oct-12 20:55:53

You need to get hold of a starter first I'm afraid. Once you get it it is a bit like looking after a pet, you need to feed it and nurture it - mine died!

strictlovingmum Wed 24-Oct-12 20:58:01


SomewhereInCanada Wed 24-Oct-12 20:58:27

You can make your own starter. I have the River Cottage bread book. There's a recipe in there.

No instant gratification with sourdough I'm afraid sad

strictlovingmum Wed 24-Oct-12 21:01:56

I have a Delia's recipe which calls for 500g strong flour, 500 ml live yogurt/500 buttermilk pinch of salt,
Did anyone use this recipe or any other that WORKED?

upinthehills Wed 24-Oct-12 21:03:04

Yes, you can make your own, I got mine from my friend who loving nutured one from scratch. It take more than a day to get it going though.

MothershipG Wed 24-Oct-12 21:10:38

If you're making your own sour dough starter it will take days!

But a half way measure is to make a biga or sponge that you can make to night and use tomorrow.

squidgeberry Wed 24-Oct-12 21:11:01

A starter can be made from equal quantities of flour and water, leave it out on the counter for 5-10 days until it starts bUbbling.

I've had good results from this recipe

It takes time to get it organised, but if you get into a system of when to mix, knead, rise, prove and bake, it is quite easy to remember. And it makes incredibly delicious bread

strictlovingmum Wed 24-Oct-12 21:58:48

Thank you ladies, will start on my startergrin tonight, will keep you posted.

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