4 3/4 cup bread flour
3 T sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package of yeast
1 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons soft butter
1 1/2 cup salt rising starter
1 extra large egg
1 Tablespoon water
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt, and dry yeast.
Add milk, butter and salt rising starter.
Slowly mix in the additional 3 3/4 cups of flour.
Knead dough for 10 minutes.
Cover with oil and a wet towel and let rise until doubled.
Beat down, shape into desired loaves and let rise until doubled.
Brush with an egg wash and bake 375 for 30 minutes. or until pounding on loaf creates a hollow sound.
Starter: After use, feed the starter with one cup of water, 3/4 cup of flour, and 1/4 cup of corn meal
When I bought the starter, it came with this recipe and these instructions:
For starter add two cups of warm water to the enclosed bag mix.
Place in a container and cover loosely. Allow fermentation to occur for 24 hours.