Whole Wheat Sour Dough Bread

I decided last night that I wanted to bake bread today. Hadn’t made sour dough bread in a long time so I thought it sounded like a good idea. The bread turned out great. I didn’t even wait for it to cool down before cutting the first slice. You will note the ragged edge on the bread.

I am including a recipe for this bread- well sort of. I didn’t actually use a recipe. Here is what I did. I mixed 2 cups of warm water with 2 packages of active dry yeast. Then I stirred in 1/4 cup of brown sugar and about 2 cups of whole wheat flour. I mixed well by hand, covered the bowl with a towel and left it on the kitchen counter overnight.  Late this morning I added 2 teaspoons of salt, 1/4 cup of olive oil and stirred that in well. Then I just started adding whole wheat flour- about 1/4 cup at a time until the dough started to come away from the edge of the bowl. On a floured surface I kneaded to dough for about 5 minutes and placed it back in the bowl. I covered the bowl with the towel and let the dough double in size.  hat took about 90 minutes. Then I divided the dough in half and on a lightly floured surface i shaped the dough into 2 loaves and placed in greased 9×5-inch loaf pans. I brushed the loaves with a little oil, covered them with the towel and let them double again- about 60 minutes. Then I baked them in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes.

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