I finally got my sourdough bread to be successful. I have started so many starters, and here it is. I kinda made it up myself, so it’s not “honest sourdough” i don’t think. but we all liked it.
i did my usual breadmaker dough mix of 3 cups flour, 1.3 cups water, pinch salt, 1 T of sugar/honey/maple syrup, 1 T olive oil. then instead of adding the T of yeast, i added in 2 or 3 good T’s of my rye sourdough starter. I let the breadmaker do a bit of a stir and knead. then turned it off. I let it sit for the rest of the day, then turned it on do the Basic loaf which takes 3 hours. and voila – here it is!
it was delicious warm, and even better this morning for toast.
now i feel braver adding in some herbs or carraway seeds next time.