CAST IRON SKILLET SOURDOUGH BREAD

CAST IRON SKILLET SOURDOUGH BREAD

A great homemade bread brings out the best in any kitchen.

 

Cast Iron Skillet Sourdough Bread

Cast Iron Skillet Sourdoudh French Toast

Sourdough bread has enjoyed a long and colorful history in the bread baking world and survives today as an artesian favorite. This cast iron skillet sourdough bread adds yellow cornmeal to the mix adding some body and color to it’s rich yeasty flavor. You’ll need a starter culture ( ours is here ) to duplicate this recipe as well as other sourdough recipes such as pancakes and biscuits. This bread takes some time to prepare but is well worth the effort and refrigerates particularly well ( If there’s any leftover ). If you’re a bread baking fanatic, forget the automatic bread baker, break out the mixing bowl and whip a batch up.

 

 

 

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Cast Iron Skillet Sourdough Bread
Sourdough bread baked in a cast iron skillet.
Sourdough Bread
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Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 240 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Ingredients
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 240 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Sourdough Bread
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Instructions
  1. Soften yeast in water for several minutes.
  2. Stir in Starter, oil, and cornmeal.
  3. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a stiff dough.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead for 5 minutes adding enough flour to prevent sticking.
  5. Place dough into a greased bowl and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place till doubled in size (about 1 1/2 hours).
  6. Punch down and divide in half and knead gently until smooth. Shape dough into rounds and transfer to lightly oiled skillets. Again cover with plastic wrap and let rise an additional 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until top is browned. Remove to cooling racks.
Recipe Notes

While you can hand make this mix, a mixer with a bread hook can make the process a lot quicker.
This is not suitable for an automatic bread maker, so do it the old fashioned way.
Use fresh yeast and measure your water temperature for best results.

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If you’re interested in more information about sourdough bread, check out the wikipedia article available here. While many equate sourdough bread with Northern California’s colorful history as well as the Klondike Gold Rush, it’s interesting to note that it’s origins go back as far as 1500 BC as a standard leavening agent until replaced by mixtures employed in the beer brewing process. It’s rich history coupled with the fact that it makes great sandwiches and other goodies makes an ideal bread to have on hand. If you do decide to give this a try just remember to keep an eye on the starter as it has to be replenished to keep it active. This can be as challenging as making the bread, but it’s well worth the effort.

 

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