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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Easy Sourdough French Bread

I've never made sourdough bread before. You start talking about a starter that must be fed and my eyes start to glaze over. I think of Augustus McCrae from Lonesome Dove and his biscuit starter. I just can't commit to that; I've got enough kids to take care of.

HOWEVER. If someone handed me a cheater recipe to make sourdough in my bread machine, in the usual 3 hours, faking the way to the signature tang with vinegar and sour cream, I would try it. Did try it, I mean. Awesome! Perfect, great big loaf of sourdough white, ready to go with whatever you're having for dinner, or to impress friends and neighbors. Don't know what makes this French, but hey, it sounds good in the title. French makes all bread better.

Easy Sourdough French Bread
1 cup water
2 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
4 cups bread flour
2/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients in the bread pan in the order listed by manufacturer.Select the Basic/White cycle. Use medium or light color crust. Do not use delay cycle. Remove baked bread from pan and cool on wire rack. Makes a 2 pound loaf

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Lindsay said...

I can't even begin to count how many times you've made me wish I had a bread machine. This looks delicious.

elyse said...

I made this loaf the other day and I love it!! Thanks for all the great bread machine recipes. They are priceless!

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