Recipe: Tasty Classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread

Classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread.

Classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread You can cook Classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread using 7 ingredients and 15 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread

  1. It’s 2 cup of warm water.
  2. Prepare 6 cup of flour.
  3. You need 1 cup of sourdough starter.
  4. It’s 2 tsp of salt.
  5. It’s 2 tsp of honey or sugar.
  6. Prepare 1/2 cup of water.
  7. It’s 1/2 tsp of cornstarch.

Classic San Francisco Sourdough Bread instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the water, sourdough starter and 4- cups of flour..
  2. Mix well and cover with plastic wrap in a warm place 8-12 hours, or over night..
  3. Stir in the salt and honey and add flour 1/2- cup at a time to make a very stiff dough..
  4. Knead till smooth..
  5. Cover and let rise 2- hours..
  6. Punch down and divide in half..
  7. Knead till smooth and form into rounds. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover lightly and let rise till double and puffy (2-hours.).
  8. While this is rising mix the 1/2- cup water and 1/2- teaspoon cornstarch in a small bowl and microwave till boiling, remove from heat and let cool..
  9. Heat oven to 400°F..
  10. Carefully place a small pan of hot water on the bottom rack of the oven..
  11. Cut two slashes across each other on the top of each loaf..
  12. Bake for 10- minutes..
  13. Pull out the rack and baste each loaf well with the cornstarch mixture..
  14. Close the oven and allow to bake another 20-25- minutes. Loafs should be light golden color and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom..
  15. Allow to cool 2-hours to develop the sourdough flavor fully..
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