Monday, October 5, 2009

Sourdough Starter and Rolls

Sourdough rolls baked in a muffin tin

Mmmm, I love the smell and taste of fresh out of the oven sourdough rolls.  In the spirit of the upcoming holidays; I want to share with you my favorite recipe for sourdough starter mix and bread.  I think that the rolls are really best when you've used the starter several times and it's had time to really sit and get better with time.  This is a really great gift idea for your friends and relatives at the holidays.  Who wouldn't LOVE getting bread AND a starter for making their very own to share with their friends and loved ones. 

Texas Sourdough Bread Starter

3 pkgs. yeast
1 c. warm water

Starter Feed:
3/4 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. instant potato flakes
1 c. warm water

Combine yeast and warm water; refrigerate, covered for 3 to 5 days.  Take out and feed with starter feed. Mix starter feed well and add to the starter.  Let stand out of the refrigerator for 5 to 12 hours.  Mixture will be very bubbly.  Take out 1 cup to make bread and return starter to refrigerator.  Keep in the refrigerator 3 to 5 days and feed again.  If not making bread after feeding starter, throw away or give away 1 cup to avoid depleting starter.

Sourdough Bread

1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. corn oil
1 tsp. salt
1 c. starter
1 1/2 c. warm water
6 c. bread flour

Combine ingredients and make a stiff batter.  Grease another bowl.  Put dough in greased bowl and turn over, oily side on top.  Cover with foil and let stand overnight. (Do not refrigerate.)  The next morning, punch down.  Divide into thirds.  Knead each part on floured surface 8 to 10 times.  Grease 3 loaf pans and turn each loaf over in pan so it has oil on both sides.  Let rise in pans for 4 to 5 hours (all day is also okay), covered with wax paper.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 25 minutes.  Remove and brush with butter.  Cool on rack.  Wrap well and store in refrigerator.  Bread may also be frozen.  Also, rolls can be made instead of loaves.  (Use a jellyroll pan or muffin tin to shape rolls in.)

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  1. mmmmm can practically smell the bread cooking. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Great recipe to have !!! Thank you. Glad you joined us for TMTT.

  3. Mimi, this sounds wonderful....think I will try these.

    Barb ♥

  4. I haven't made these in a long time. I copied your recipe and will make your starter..
    Thank you!

  5. I used to make this all the time, its delicious

  6. I haven't ever tried to make sourdough -- but I do love their products. thanks for the starter recipe.

  7. mmm those sound delicious! Thanks for the recipe :)