Well beforehand: Take out 1 cup of your starter and feed it 2/3 cups flour and 1/2 cup water. Let it set for 4-16 hours. Add 1 1/4 cup flour and 1 cup water. Let stand again for 4-16 hours. Now add 2 1/2 cups flour and 2 cups water. This will provide the 4 cups starter needed for this recipe and extra for other products.
Multi – Grain Sourdough Bread
4 cups sourdough
2 cups unbleached flour
2 cups whole grain spelt flour
2 cups golden whole wheat
Add ingredients to the Bosch mixer bowl in order with the mixer on speed 1. Add the last flour slowly to make sure the dough is not too dry. Stop the mixer and feel to see if it sticks to your fingers. If it is sticky then add more flour. If all the grains listed are not enough I add more unbleached flour. The amount of flour will vary depending on the flour used.You want a stiff dough.
When dough reaches desired consistency, I mix on speed 1 for 3 more minutes. Divide into 3 loaves about 2lbs. each. Place into greased loaf pans. I like glass. Allow to rise to desired height. 4 – 6 hours.
Bake @350 for 40 min. for glass dishes. For stainless steel pans 375 for 40 -50 min. Adjust according to your oven. The tops do not get dark brown, check the bottom.