I have a few kicks and a hobby or two. One of my current kicks is sourdough, homemade bread. I used to make this regularly when my children were small and I’ve recently picked it back up. 

The hardest part about this bread is remembering where I am in the bread making cycle. 

Amy’s Version of Sourdough Wheat Bread

Step 1:  Find some starter from a friend or you may want to try this recipe to make your own starter.  I found it by googling sourdough starter recipe. Put starter in a container that is not air tight. Keep in refrigerator. 

——- As you can see, I keep my starter in a 1/2 gallon pitcher. We had a college student drop by one time and he was rummaging around in the fridge. In a bit he came back to the den where we were sitting around, hanging out. “Hey. Can lemonade go bad?”  Scott and I looked at each other and just shrugged. “Because your lemonade has gone really bad.”  He had found my sourdough starter and had taken a big gulp. 😊 You might want to warn your family that it’s not lemonade. ——

Step 2:  Feed starter with 1 c. warm water, 3 T. potatoes flakes, 3/4 c. sugar  Stir till the sugar dissolves.  Sit on counter for 8-12 hours. The starter will be ready to be fed again in 3-7 days. 

Step 3:  Make dough by mixing together (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer) 2 c. of whole wheat flour, 4 c. of bread flour, 1 T. salt, 1/4 c. of oil ( corn, canola, coconut, or olive will work. I like coconut.)    1 1/4 c. of warm water,  1 1/4c. of the starter (the rest of the starter goes in the fridge)  Transfer to non metal bowl and cover with dish towel. Let sit on counter 8-12 hours. 

Step 4:  Make loaves by kneading the dough and dividing in half. Some people make 3 loaves but mine are much prettier if I make only 2 loaves. Place loaves in bread pans that have been sprayed with cooking oil or greased with Crisco. Let sit on counter for 8-12 hours covered with a dish towel. 

You will make much nicer loaves than I did. 

They never rise evenly but are usually eaten before anyone notices. 

Step 5:  Bake the bread for 25-30 minutes at 350•. Remove from pans as soon as they are done. Place on cooling rack on their sides. 

You can use different ratios of white to wheat flour depending on your preference. 

I hope you have a great day!