My First Sourdough Bread
This is the first of many to come sourdough recipes. Half spelt, half bread flour, this bread is perfect if you’re new to the sourdough world.
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 30minutes
Cook Time
50minutes
Servings Prep Time
1loaf 30minutes
Cook Time
50minutes
Ingredients
Levain
Bread mix
Instructions
  1. In a clean glass jar, mix together all the ingredients for the levain. Store in a warm place for 5 – 6 hours, until the levain has expanded and shows bubbles on the top and sides.
  2. Once your levain is ready to be used, mix together water and sugar. If making one loaf, add 110g of the levain to this mixture and stir well.
  3. In a seperate bowl, mix together flours and salt. Mix the flour mixture in with the water mixture until well combined. Cover and let rest for an hour.
  4. After one hour, your dough is ready for the typical sourdough stretches and folds. Stretch the north side of your dough into the air, then fold over to the south side. Turn your bowl a quarter and do the same. Repeat until all 4 sides have been stretched and folded to the opposite side.
  5. Repeat the stretch and fold process 3 times with half an hour in between each. Then, cover the dough and allow to rest overnight or for at least 16 hours.
  6. The next day, place your dough onto a floured cutting board. Grab the bottom and stretch it up slightly, then fold it towards the middle. Grab the right and left side, stretch them away from each other, then fold over one another. Grab the top and fold all the way over to the bottom. Place the dough seam-side up into a colander, lined with a lightly floured kitchen towel. Cover and let rise for another hour and a half.
  7. Preheat your oven to 230°C. For the last half an hour your dough is rising, put your dutch oven (with its lid) in the oven.
  8. When your dough has had its final rise, gently, transfer it into the hot dutch oven. Bake for 35 minutes with the lid on. For the last 15 minutes, remove the lid from your dutch oven.
  9. Allow the bread to cool down for an hour on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy.