Title Value
Bread flour, or more as needed
4 ¾ cups
White sugar
3 tablespoons
3. Salt 2 ½ teaspoons
Active dry yeast
1 (.25 ounce) package
Warm milk
1 cup
Margarine, softened
2 tablespoons
Sourdough starter
1 ½ cups
1 extra large
9. Water 1 tablespoon
Chopped onion
¼ cup


1 . Stage

Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Add warm milk and margarine. Stir in starter. Mix in remaining 3 3/4 cups flour gradually; you may need to add more flour depending on the climate.

2 . Stage

Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Place dough into a greased bowl, turn once to oil surface, and cover. Allow to rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

3 . Stage

Punch down dough; cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Divide dough in half and shape into 2 loaves. Place loaves on a greased baking pan. Allow to rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

4 . Stage

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)

5 . Stage

Stir together egg and water in a small bowl until well combined. Brush over the tops of loaves, then sprinkle with onion.

6 . Stage

Bake in the preheated oven until loaves are golden brown and cooked through, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a loaf should read 190 degrees F (88 degrees C).