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01 Active Sourdough Starter
02 Warm Water
03 All-Purpose Flour
To make your bread dough, measure out your active sourdough starter into a medium mixing bowl. Add the water, and stir well with a fork to combine well.
Add the flour and salt, and use the fork to combine the mixture well. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen towel, and let rest for 1 hour at room temp.
After an hour, use your hands to gently pull the edge of the dough near the side of the bowl and push it down into the middle of the bowl. Cover the bread dough with a damp kitchen towel and let it rise for 8 to 10 hours at room temp.
After the bulk rise, gently remove the dough from the bowl onto a lightly floured surface. Tuck the edges of the dough into the center and work around the edges until you've tucked them all in. Flip the ball dough over. Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
Using your hands, gently pull the dough ball towards you, letting its grip on the counter pull it into a tighter ball. Rotate the dough slightly and repeat around the edges until you've formed a tight ball
Place your dough ball, smooth top down, into your prepare basket or bowl, and cover with a damp towel. Let the dough rest for 1 to 2 hours, at room temp. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Use the corners of the parchment paper to lift the dough into your dutch oven. Place the lid on the dutch oven. Place the dutch oven in the hot oven and cook for 30 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven, and then remove the bread from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack for 1 hour before slicing and serving.