-- Sourdough Starter -- In a large bowl or crock mix together the flour, water and sugar. Cover and let mixture stand in a warm place for 2-3 days or until fermented. (Yields about 1? cups.)
-- For the bread --
1. Sprinkle the yeast into the warm water and let stand for 2 minutes. Stir to dissolve.
2. Transfer the yeasr to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sourdough starter, 4 cups of flour, salt and sugar. Stir rapidly for 3 minutes. Transfer to a large oiled bowl, cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
3. Combine the baking soda with 1 cup flour and add it to the dough. Stir well.
4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead in the remaining 1 cup of flour. More may be needed. Knead until the dough is smooth and not sticky. Shape the dough into 1 large round loaf and place it on a buttered baking sheet. Cover the dough and let rise a second time until almost doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
5. Preheat the oven to 400F.
6. Brush the top of the loaf with water and slash the top diagonally with a sharp knife. Place a shallow pan of hot water in the bottom of the oven. Bake the bread for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and cool before slicing.
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|Serving Size: 1 loaf (2519g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 170 (2%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 18.8g||25 %|
|Saturated Fat 6.9g||35 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.8g|
|Cholesterol 195.8mg||60 %|
|Sodium 6641.1mg||229 %|
|Potassium 19969.2mg||526 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 1442g||424 %|
|Dietary Fiber 33g||132 %|
|Sugars, other 1409g|
|Protein 494.3g||706 %|
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Calories per serving: 8010
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