Mary Carter's Sourdough Bread
In college my sweet friend Mailey always had the best recipes, Halloween costumes, and bedroom details. All of that credit goes to her mom, Mary Carter. I made Mary Carter's sourdough recipe for the first time my junior year of college, and let me tell you it is addictive. This sourdough bread is a little involved, but it is worth the time and effort. Enjoy!
· 1 Cup Warm Water
· 3/4 Cup of Sugar
· 1 Tablespoon of Yeast
· 3 Tablespoons Instant Potato Flakes
· 1 Cup Starter (see below)
· 6 Cups Bread Flour
· 1 Tablespoon Salt
· 1/2 Cup Sugar
· 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
· 1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
Make starter portion:
- In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, yeast, and 3 tablespoons potato flakes. Let sit on counter top for at least 24 hours.
Make bread portion:
- In a large bowl mix together 1 cup starter, bread flour, salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup oil, and 1 1/2 cups warm water (use this water to rinse the starter jar), make sure you mix them well. knead for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Let stand on counter top covered with towel under a warm light for around 8 hours.
- Punch down and knead on a floured surface, this will remove air bubbles.
- Spray loaf pans with cooking spray and divide the dough equally among the pans (shaping into loaf form). Let rise 6 hours, covered with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool, then remove from pan and serve.