Good Morning All! The sour dough starter is started and coming along nicely~yep, that's a blackberry pie you see there~I had made some crust last week and still had some in the fridge that needed to be used and I found blackberries in my freezer I didn't know was there, so what to do?! Anyways....here's the recipe for the bread....of course it's taken from the same cookbook I told you about yesterday...
Sour Dough Bread
1 1/2 cups sour dough starter
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons margarine
1/4 cup warm water (105*F-115*F)
1 package Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast
5 - 6 cups flour
Prepare sour dough starter.
Scald milk. Stir in sugar, salt and margarine; cool to lukewarm. Measure warm water into large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Add lukewarm milk mixture, starter and 2 1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough additional flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out onto lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes: Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down; divide into three equal pieces. Form each piece into a smooth round ball or a 14 inch tapered roll. Place on greased baking sheets. With a sharp knife, make several cuts in crisscross fashion on tops of round loaves or make several diagonal cuts on tops of long loaves. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
Bake at 400*F about 25 minutes, or until done.
Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.
There is also a recipe in this book for Onion Sour Dough Bread and I'll share that recipe with you another time.
There's a lady in our church who also uses her sour dough for making cinnamon rolls and they are wonderful!
I had no sooner hit the post button yesterday when the sun decided to show itself....it was off and on thru out the day...but I think mostly off! Who knows about today....at one time they were calling for rain. I sure hope not...errands to run today!
Time to get busy....have a great day!!