When the temperature outside is higher than 90°F and you want to bake bread, you pull out your bread machine. It requires little energy and of course does not heat up your kitchen. This recipe was too easy not to try making it. If you are familiar with a bread machine then you know all you have to do is add the ingredients, select the dough type and press “start”. The setting for this bread is using the French bread cycle which takes a total of 5 hours from resting, kneading, 2 rises and then the final step of baking. All of the work is done for you!
My bread machine produced a tasty one pound loaf of bread with a nice tang of sourdough. However, I would prefer using my sourdough starter for a boule, baguette or other baked product such as muffins, pancakes or even a cake. My Sandwich Bread for the Mini Zo is a better recipe in this case.
Here are all of the sourdough recipes I have posted so far:
- Homemade San Francisco Sourdough Bread
- Sourdough – Reviving Your Starter
- Sourdough Pumpernickel Bread
- Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
- Caramelized Onion Sourdough Biscuits
- Sourdough Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Sourdough Boule with Oats, Sunflower and Flax Seeds
- Sourdough Pancakes using Selma’s Starter
- Sourdough Cinnamon-Apple French Toast
- Sourdough Fruit Muffins
- Hi-Fiber English Sourdough Muffins
Sourdough Bread in My Mini Zo Bread Machine
For a 1 lb. loaf (Mini Zo):
- 1 tsp. active dry yeast or instant yeast
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1-2/3 cups all-purpose or bread flour (I did use all-purpose)
- 1-1/3 cups sourdough starter (I did recently feed it) at room temperature
- 2 tbsp. lukewarm water (about 98°F to 105°F)
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Place ingredients into the pan of your machine in the order listed. Program for French Bread and press Start. Five hours later you have this fresh loaf of sourdough bread – you can actually taste a little tang of the sourdough.
Comment: If you want a crustier bread use 3 tbsp. water and no oil. Check the dough after about 10 minutes of kneading, add additional water or flour as necessary to get a soft dough.
The following are the recipes I’ve posted using my Mini Zo:
- Oatmeal, Walnuts and Maple Bread
- Portuguese Sweet Bread
- Maple Buttermilk Bread
- Sandwich Bread
- Sourdough Bread
Everyone at Fiesta Friday seems to enjoy bread recipes, I wonder why? This is another example of how to use your sourdough starter and your bread machine if you have one. I’m sharing this yummy bread with our 3 co-hosts; Angie, Petra and me. Sorry, it’s all gone – I will have to make more to share 🙂