Making bread is one of the most satisfying activities a person can do. For those who don’t have the time, energy or skill to make bread by hand, a bread machine can be an invaluable tool. If you want to take your home-baked bread game up a notch, why not try making it with sourdough starter in your bread machine? Here’s how to get started. Learn How to Make Bread Using Sourdough Starter in Bread Machine?
How to Make Bread Using Sourdough Starter in Bread Machine?
Making Sourdough Starter
If you don’t already have some sourdough starter, you’ll need to make some before you can begin baking. To make sourdough starter, you’ll need equal parts flour and water (by weight). All-purpose flour is best for this purpose. You will also need a large non-metal bowl and something to stir the mixture with. Add the flour and water together in the bowl until it forms a thick paste, then cover it loosely with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen cloth. Leave it out on your countertop for 2-3 days at room temperature; during this time, the mixture should become frothy as bacteria and yeast form in it. Once it has reached that stage, you can use it as your sourdough starter.
Adding Your Starter to Your Bread Machine
Once your starter is ready, add around 1 cup of it into your bread machine following the directions included in its manual. You will also need to add any other ingredients specified in the recipe – such as additional flour, oil or sugar – but bear in mind that these ingredients might vary depending on what type of bread you are making and what kind of machine you are using. With all of your ingredients added, select “Dough” mode on your machine and start it up! Your dough should take anywhere between 3-5 hours to knead before being ready for baking.
Baking Your Sourdough Bread
Once your dough has finished kneading, remove it from the pan and place it on a lightly floured surface so that you can shape it into whatever loaf size/shape you desire. Place your shaped dough onto an oiled sheet pan or pizza peel (or whatever type of pan works best for the recipe), cover with plastic wrap or towels and leave for about an hour until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) while waiting for your dough’s second rise; when ready bake at 375°F (190°C) for 30 minutes (or according to instructions). You’ll know when your loaf is done when its internal temperature reaches 180°F (82°C). Let cool before slicing.
Making delicious homemade sourdough bread doesn’t have to be difficult! With just some basic knowledge and tools – like a good quality bread machine – anyone can make their own delicious sourdough creations right at home in no time at all! The key is having patience while letting the dough rise properly before baking – but if all else fails remember that practice makes perfect! Happy baking!