Sourdough bread recipe
To make the starter
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup luke warm water
Mix both together and leave it to rise. It may take a day or two.
To make multi grain sour dough
250 grams of multi grain mix
500 grams of flour + extra flour to dust
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
Mix the starter with all the above ingredients except for the 500 grams of flour and leave it to rise over night.
Next morning sprinkle some flour on your working area and take the dough and keep folding with your hands gently. At this stage the dough is very sticky so as you are working take the remaining flour and little by little as much requiered and keep adding the the mixture and keep folding the dough with your hands till you are able the handle the dough easily. Now take a tbsp of olive oil and apply it to the vessel. Lift the dough and keep it in the vessel and apply some olive oil from top.
Cover it and leave it for 2 hours. Sprinkle some more flour on your working area and take the dough and very gently cut the dough in to parts as required. The rest of the dough can be kept in an air tight container. Now the cut parts of the dough which can be shaped in to desired sizes and design. To make scored bread cut the resting dough from top to make diffrent designs. Grease the tray and sprinkle some flour. And keep the shaped dough in the tray and rest it for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees with a empty vessel inside. Add water in the small container which was preheated and keep it in the oven to retain moisture. Keep the tray to bake for 30 minutes.
After cooling the bread variation made
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