Recipe #30  

Basic Sourdough Bread (with homemade starter)

A simple starter gives this loaf its tangy flavor and chewy texture. To dress up this versatile bread, add 2 tablespoons sunflower nuts and 1/2 teaspoon dill weed with the flour.
1-POUND LOAF     INGREDIENTS                        1-1/2-POUND LOAF  
3/4 cup Sourdough Starter 1-1/4 cups 
1/4 cup water 1/3 cup 
1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 tablespoon 
3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon 
2 cups bread flour 3 cups 
2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon 
1-1/2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® Bread Machine Yeast 2 teaspoons

Use the 1-pound recipe if your machine pan holds 10 cups or less of water. Add ingredients to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer. (If dough is too dry or stiff or too soft or slack, adjust dough consistency - see Adjusting Dough Consistency tip below.)
Recommended cycle: Basic/white bread cycle; medium/normal color setting. Timed-bake feature can be used.

Adjusting Dough Consistency: After mixing for a few minutes, the ingredients should turn into a smooth ball around the kneading blade. If the dough appears too stiff or too soft, add more liquid or flour in 1 teaspoon increments, until the proper consistency is reached. Do not add more than 3 to 4 teaspoons liquid or flour. The machine can not compensate for wide variations and may not bake the larger amount of dough thoroughly.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 slice (1/12 of 1 1/2-lb. recipe)
calories 175; total fat 2g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 3mg; sodium 207mg; total carbohydrate 34g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 6g.