Many of you have been asking for a good sourdough bread recipe since I posted my sourdough starter recipe a few weeks ago. I guess I kind of jumped the gun there — I was so excited to share what I was working on that I didn’t stop to think about the next step.
So not only do I have a great recipe to share with you, but what I’m most excited about is this is a sourdough bread machine recipe. That’s -right — it can be made right in your bread machine! This loaf has a nice crispy crust with a moist and delicious crumb, perfect for savoring with your favorite soup recipe.
But first let me share a couple of photos of my starter for those of you that were asking to see it…
You see that liquid on top of the unstirred starter? That’s just the “hooch” — it’s mostly alcohol and a byproduct of the fermentation process. Just stir it back into your starter, and it will be fine to use.
Okay, back to the recipe… one thing I should warn you of is that though this is a bread machine recipe, it’s not like your typical recipes where you just dump in all of the ingredients and set the machine and forget it. It does require a little active participation in the beginning.
In case you’re wondering, my bread machine is a Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme. I’ve only had it for a few months, but I’m very pleased with it so far!