Sourdough (Wild Yeast) Bread
2925 mins (prep 45, cooking 2880)
13 ingredients
2 servings
Sourdough is believed to have originated in Ancient Egyptian times around 1500 BC, and was likely the first form of leavening available to bakers. This is definitely a labor of love, but the end result is the most amazing bread! Because of the complex three build process, this recipe probably is not the best choice for the first time bread baker. Besides basic sourdough bread, there are so many possibilities. Just to give you some ideas, check out the Optional Additions; let your imagination be your guide; walnuts and blue cheese together is amazing! It takes a little time and attention, but your efforts will definitely be rewarded. Please read the instructions thoroughly before starting. Note that the special equipment needed is a baking stone, steam pan (see *note at bottom) and spray bottle. This recipe is from Peter Reinhart's book The Bread Baker's Apprentice. If you want to raise your level of bread baking, this is the book you need! PIctured to the left is a loaf where walnuts and blue cheese were added.

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Serving Size (516.95 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 1435.37 Calories from Fat 928.08
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 103.12g 317.29%
Saturated Fat 15.22g 152.19%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 11.83mg 7.89%
Sodium 3557.97mg 296.5%
Total Carbohydrate 104.09g 69.39%
Dietary Fiber 13.17 g 105.37%
Sugars 8.33 g %
Protein 37.34g 149.36%
Vitamin A 133.68IU% Vitamin C 2.96mg%
Calcium 358.16mg% Iron 9.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bread flour, bread flour, roasted garlic