San Francisco Sourdough Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 ¾ cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sourdough starter
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and dry yeast.Add milk and softened butter or margarine.Stir in starter.Mix in up to 3 3/4 cups flour gradually, you may need more depending on your climate.

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  • Step 2

    Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 8 to 10 minutes.Place in a greased bowl, turn once to oil surface, and cover.Allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.

  • Step 3

    Punch down, and let rest 15 minutes.Shape into loaves. Place on a greased baking pan.Allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled.

  • Step 4

    Brush egg wash over tops of loaves, and sprinkle with chopped onion.

  • Step 5

    Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or till done.

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