2c home grown starter
3 1/4c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1 1/2c filtered water
Add all ingredients to a big bowl. "Knead" with a wooden spoon. This dough is much wetter than any dough you're accustomed to so it can't be kneaded on the counter top. Knead for 5-10 minutes. It will look gooey. It's supposed to have an oatmeal, goo consistency.
Put the dough in a buttered pan to rise. I let mine rise for seven hours. If yours gets big before that, then bake it sooner. However, seven hours is a good rise. Keep in mind when you're mixing it that you'll be baking in seven hours so make sure it's not ready to bake in the middle of the night! I usually mix mine in the morning and bake in the afternoon.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. That seems like a long time for one loaf of bread so I kept checking it. Sure enough, it took one hour. However, I did cover it with foil after 30 minutes so the top wouldn't get too brown.
|After 7 hours of rising|
|All done! I made that hole as I was checking it during baking.|
|Cooling as Mr. Right waits impatiently...|
|Ready to eat. It was sooo delicious.|