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Country Crust Sourdough Bread

For many years, I've been making 45 loaves of this bread for an annual Christmas bazaar, where we feed bread and soup to over 300 folks. — Beverley Whaley, Camano Island, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup Sourdough Starter
  • 2 large eggs. room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Melted butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the Sourdough Starter, eggs, sugar, oil, salt and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Brush with butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 113 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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