No Knead Sourdough Bread
Sourdough has always been one of my favorite breads. I never thought I would be able to make it myself, but I have found it to be really easy. I've tried a couple of recipes and this one from Sylvia at Feasting at Home is the best! It's quick, it's easy and absolutely delicious!
How I Made it Mine
I didn't change a thing on this one. It's three ingredients; flour, water and salt. Super simple. One caveat, I did not make my sourdough starter from scratch. It was given to me by a very good neighbor because I had some trouble starting my own. There are a lot of recipes and videos available on the internet for making the sourdough starter if you don't have a friendly neighbor to give you one. And the great thing about it, is once you have one, you can keep it for life! I mean literally. The oldest one I think is over a hundred years old. There are many websites and videos explaining how to do that as well.
I have also included my first attempt at a video. I don't know about y'all, but I'm a visual learner and I love when people include videos. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to comment or send me a message.
I hope you give it a try!
520 grams white bread flour
2 tsp fine sea salt
90 grams sourdough starter
Rice flour or extra flour for dusting
Using a kitchen scale, measure flour in a bowl.
Stir in salt and make a small well in the center.
Using the scale again, measure out water and add the sourdough starter. Mix well.
Pour mixture into the flour. Stir until flour is combined using a wooden spoon.
Cover with a wet towel for 15 minutes.
With wet hands, pull dough from the edge into the center. Do this all the way around turning the bowl one quarter each time. Continue for about 20 seconds.
Cover with a wet towel for another 15 minutes.
Repeat the pulling of the dough and cover with the wet towel.
Let dough proof on the counter for about 8 hours.
With wet hands, pull the dough from the edges of the bowl. Lift the dough from the bowl and let it stretch. Fold gently into the bowl. Turn the bowl a quarter and repeat.
In a parchment lined bowl, place the dough inside. Sprinkle with rice flour or all purpose.
Preheat oven to 500F with a dutch oven inside for one hour. Place the dough in the refrigerator during this time.
Remove dough from the refrigerator and score the top is desired. Pick up the edges of the parchment and place dough in the preheated dutch oven.
Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove cover and bake another 10-12 minutes, depending on how brown you want your bread.
Remove bread from dutch oven and let cool completely before cutting.
Enjoy! Nothing like fresh bread right from the oven!