San Francisco Sourdough Recipe


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 Water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Dry yeast1 Teaspoon
 Sourdough starter1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Whole wheat flour3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Unbleached flour2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2717 Calories from Fat 119

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.9%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2697.6 mg112.4%

Total Carbohydrates 570 g190.1%

Dietary Fiber 76 g304%

Sugars 7.6 g

Protein 105 g209.5%

Vitamin A 0.8% Vitamin C 0.28%

Calcium 22.8% Iron 199.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Combine water and yeast until bubbly. Do not stir.
2. Combine sourdough starter, whole wheat flour, sugar, and salt with yeast mixture. Stir until smooth, about 3 minutes. Let sit until double in bulk.
3. Add baking soda and unbleached flour. Knead about 5 to 8 minutes on a floured surface.
4. Shape into 2 round or oblong loaves and place on a nonstick baking sheet. Cover; let rise until double in bulk.
5. Brush with 1 tablespoon water and 1 egg white which have been lightly beaten together.
6. Bake at 400° for 40 to 55 minutes with a shallow pan of water on the bottom shelf of the oven. The additional moisture will create a crisp crust on the bread.