So, now I would like to share photographs and the recipe that has blessed me so! Enjoy!
Renee's Garlic Sourdough Loaf
1/2 cup sourdough starter
1.5 cups bread flour
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
5-7 garlic cloves, (large ones sliced, the rest whole)
1 tsp. sea salt
1.5 cups water
I took out my sourdough starter, and allowed it to get to room temperature.
Once room temperature, I added all the ingredients together in a plastic mixing bowl. I blended it thoroughly, then covered it with a damp, warm towel. I also replenished my sourdough starter, leaving it out on the counter overnight, covered with cheesecloth, before putting it back in the refrigerator. I let the dough sit out overnight to rise, making sure to give it at least 15 hrs., before flipping the dough over, and letting it rise again for another 2 hrs.
Once it had done its second rise, I buttered a 9-in. glass pie dish and placed the dough in it, and scored the top of the bread. I took another 9-in. glass pie dish, and placed it on top. I preheated the oven to 450 degrees, then baked the bread for 40 minutes. Once baked, simply slide out onto your bread plate, slice, butter, and enjoy!
I do have to say, homemade bread is a delectable delight to Dear as he enters our home from a long day at work. I'm sure he'll be utterly pleased when he comes home today! Want to try to give your man a little present: try this recipe!