# From email@example.com (Lynn Alford)
Basic Bread (not from Sourdough Jack)
After proofing, remove one cup of starter to your frig. Add a bit of
oil, and salt (if desired, I rarely do) to the remaining sponge. Begin
adding flour one cup at a time. Mix in flour until the dough begins
coming away from the bowl. Knead dough, using extra flour as necessary.
Allow to proof (with sourdough, time will vary on this. Expect a
minimum of two hours. You want to double the size of the dough.) Now
shape and bake in 425 F oven for 20 minutes then turn oven to 375 and
continue baking for 1 hour.
Variations. I have used just this basic dough as a base for pizza (very
nice) and as the dough to line a casserole dish, pour in a ground
beef/tomato/italian seasonings mixture, and top with some reserved
sourdough. Bake for 30 minutes. Also very nice.