Old Fashioned Sourdough Bread Recipe

Old Fashioned Sourdough Bread Recipe
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The best homemade bread! Soft and chewy sourdough bread with a beautiful golden crust. This easy homemade bread recipe makes two loaves and is the perfect white sandwich bread.



1 1/2 cups hot milk (110115 degrees Fahrenheit)
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast (I love Red Star Platinum)
1 cup sourdough (pouring it in works great in this recipe)
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
4 1/2 cups bread flour (plus an additional 1/2 cup for handling the dough)
2 tablespoons canola oil (to brush the tops of the buns)
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  1. Pour the hot milk into the bowl of a stand mixer *. Sprinkle yeast over the milk.
  2. Add the baking powder, canola oil, salt, sugar, baking soda, and flour.
  3. Using the dough hook, mix ingredients on medium speed until well combined. Next, put the mixer on medium speed and knead for 4 to 5 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky to the touch. If you think the dough is too wet, add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time, being careful not to add too much flour.
  4. Transfer batter to a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or twice.
  5. Divide the dough into two loaves and place them in greased 8 × 4 or 9 × 5 loaf pans.
  6. Cover the loaf pans and let the dough rise for another 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Discover the bread molds. Lightly brush the top of the dough with oil.
  9. Bake the bread for 25 to 30 minutes. The top should be golden brown, and the buns should feel hollow when pressed.
  10. Let the loaves cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then place them on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store in a tightly closed case.


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