Let a breadmaker help us
Most of bread machines are built to bake bread using commercial yeast. Who wants to make a sourdough bread without yeast, has to do it manually.
I have just found the way how to do it in a breadmaker with a really good result.
Using a breadmaker
I have used a breadmaker to prepare, knead, rise and bake the sourdough bread.
- white bread flour - 400 g
- sourdough starter (from San Francisco) - 120 ml
- white wholegrain bread flour - 10 g
-rye flour - 10 g
- water - 280 ml
- salt - 1 tsp
Fill the baking pan with all ingredients, close the lid and choose a program to make a dough, without baking .
Press start and wait 30 minutes to knead the mixture, press stop.
- Find a program - a basic bake with choosing crust - dark and set the timer to delay the baking to 13 hours.
- Add 7 gram of fresh yeast
- Add 10 gram of butter
Press the start button and the machine should do the rest - rising, kneading and baking.
After 13 hours the bread is baked and remove it from the pan. If you need to make it darker, use a home oven for 10 minutes with temp. 200 C.
Another way, and I recommend it, is to remove the dough from the machine after the first 30 minutes of kneading (stage 1), and let it rise in a baking pan out of the machine. You may put it to the oven and wait until rise.
Bake in an oven :
- 30 min in temp. 220 C
- next 30 min. in temp 180 C
I may say, baking the sourdough bread in a breadmaker is possible, but I think, the best is to bake it in the oven.