I love good quality and tasty bread. In Europe bread is like a religion. Bakeries really pay a lot of attention to the dough and quality of baking. When we moved to US one of the most difficult thing for our family聽was the lack of good European style bread. Anyways, I thought if I cannot buy it, I will make my own! Below you can find the recipe for an amazing, crispy, fresh, healthy, organic, homemade bread for the whole family. My daugther聽loves it!!

There are two ways to prepare bread at home. First – you use yeast, second – you use sourdough. I definitely prefer the second option and here is how you can easily raise your own sourdough at home.

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1. The rule is easy – as much flour as much water.
2. You need 6 to 7 days to raise your sourdough.
3. In the first day pour 1/2 cup of organic whole wheat flour to the jar and add 1/2 cup of spring water. Mix it and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours.
4. The next day after 24 hours (it’s important you do it every day at the same time) you add 1/4 cup of organic whole wheat flour and add 1/4 cup of spring聽water. Mix it again. Leave for next 24 hours in a warm place.
5. Next 5 days you repeat the same action adding every day 1/4 cup of organic whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup of spring聽water.
6. After 6 or 7 days your sourdough will smell sour and you will notice little air bubbles. It means your sourdough is ready to use.

The most important is: the older sourdough the better bread. That’s the magic of this bread 馃檪 My sourdough now is almost 5 year old.

BREAD STEP BY STEP

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Bread rise time: 3h
Cooking time: 2h

Ingredients:
Organic Whole Wheat Flour聽1,7lb
Organic Seeds of your choice
3 cups of聽warm water
1.5 teaspoons of聽Himalayan Salt


1.
Prepare sourdough (6-7 days)

2. Pour into a mixing聽bowl聽1,7lb of organic whole wheat flour.

3. Add 2 tablespoons of your favorite organic seeds: flaxseed, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, cranberries, raisins, whatever you like聽(I usually add the first three).

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4.聽Measure聽3 cups of聽warm water and add 3 tablespoons of sourdough to it. Stir it.

5.聽Pour聽the water with sourdough to the flour with seeds and mix everything together for 6 minutes.

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6. When the bread dough聽is well mixed, not too thick, take 3-4 tablespoons of the dough聽into the聽jar, close it and put it to the fridge for the next bread baking. It will be your sourdough.

7. To the remaining bread dough add 1,5 teaspoon of salt and mix for聽another 2 minutes.

8.聽When the dough is ready, move it to the baking pan lined with baking paper聽(I use the silicon one which doesn’t require baking paper. I bought it at IKEA).

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9.聽Leave it in a warm place for approx. 3h to rise.

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10. When the bread grows up, bake it in the oven at 375掳F聽on the middle level for 2h. Do NOT open the oven while聽baking!

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IMPORTANT!
Always put away sourdough before adding salt!

After baking, spray the bread with little water to make the skin more crispy and to avoid dryness to quickly. I use the water spryer from IKEA as well 馃檪

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Bon appetit!
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HOMEMADE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD
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