Basic Sourdough Bread

  • 5 oz whole wheat flour
  • 11 oz white bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups purified water
  • 1/4 cup starter

Mix together the dry ingredients.
Dissolve 1/4 cup starter into purified water
Add water / starter to dry ingredients and stir until the water is incorporated.
Cover with plastic and let sit roughly 10-14 hours at room temperature (~ 68 – 72F).
Cover loosely with plastic and rest for 15 minutes.
Transfer to well floured towel or proofing basket. Cover with towel and let rise about 1 1/2 hours.
Bake in covered La Cloche or Dutch oven preheated to 500 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove cover; reduce heat to 450 degrees and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Let cool completely on rack.