Sourdough white bread - abm - regular loaf

Yield: 1 Loaf

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Sourdough starter
1½ cup White bread flour
1 tablespoon Dry milk
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Butter
1 teaspoon Yeast, fast rise or machine or -
2 teaspoons Yeast, active dry
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Source: Electric Bread

If you're in the pioneering spirit, here's a sourdough for you. Yes, sourdough IS possible in a bread machine - for bakers with the time, patience and adventursome spirit to see this most-independent bread to completion. Because every starter is different, sourdough baking is always a challenge. In bread machines, it becomes its own art form! Experiment - it's the hallmark of a sourdough baker! Follow preparation instructions for your chosen starter. Starter may take 24 hours to 4 days to activate. Always feed your starter equal parts flour and water (85 degrees).

Use regular bake cycle.

The more active the starter, the less you'll need. Sourdough purists may omit the yeast listed above.

Timing and temperature are the key elements of success.

Careful observation will reveal your starter's peaking schedule.

Starter should be peaking when loaded into the machine - frothy and

bubbly, not just foamy.

Optimum room temperature for culture activation and machine baking is

85 degrees.

If starter peaks at an inconvenient time, store it in the refrigerator. Reactivate by feeding again and placing in an 85-95 degree place for 6-12 hours.

Save some of the active starter for your next batch. Refrigerate in an airtight container.

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