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Basic White Sourdough with a Rye kick

I mixed up some Basic White Sourdough:

I use a bread mixer and add :

  • 3 cups sourdough starter
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil
  • 1/2 cup Rye flour(instead of just white flour)
  • Bread Flour(about 10- cups)
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • However, instead of just white flour, I used 1/2 cup Rye flour. It does make the dough more sticky and hard to handle. But it also makes the bread sit up and kick! The dough seems more alive and bubbly and the color is great. Adding Rye flour to any bread recipe seems to kickstart the fermentation. I wonder if it is like feeding yeast some coffee? Here are some pictures of the three loaves I baked from the above recipe:

    first loaf

    second loaf

    third loaf

    All three loaves:

    all three

    Here is the crumb:

    crumb

    Delicious, sour, great!! Basic is such a wonderful all around sourdough! It is also one of the easiest of sourdoughs to make. If you want to read more about the method of mixing and baking the Basic White Sourdough Bread you can find it at:

    http://www.northwestsourdough.com/recipes.html

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