Today was a very busy day for me, but before my day got to far advanced I was able to mix up my first batch of sourdough bread. I followed Sally Fallonâ€™s recipe (from her book Nourishing Traditions.. a really wonderful book if you are interested in improving your health!) Her recipe called for the sourdough starter, wheat flour (I used hard white wheat and a little spelt), salt and water. Pretty plain and simple!! I mixed it and kneaded it and formed it into 3 loaves. The recipe says to let it rise hours. I left and went to town to go to the eye doctor for my daughter and then into the big city to buy groceries and run a couple of errands. I got home and the bread had risen beautifully!! It had been 7 hours and I was very impressed. I baked the bread for 1 hour as the recipe states.
After I had removed my starter for todayâ€™s bread I fed the starter again with 1 cup of rye flour and 1 cup of water. Already this evening it looks like it bubbling and doing great. So in a few days I will be able to make more bread!! :)
Here are pictures of the loaves: