Basic Sourdough Bread

Basic Sourdough Bread

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"Absolutely the best! Soft crust and well risen."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 167 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 201 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Allow starter to come to room temperature.
  2. Place all ingredients in the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
  3. Select Basic or White Bread cycle, and Medium crust setting. Start.
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  1. 59 Ratings


I have used the recipe 5 fimes, and it has been great each time. I recently obtained a starter from a friend and wanted to give sourdough a try. After making it once "by hand", I tried this machine recipe. This recipe worked better and was obviously much easier! I find bread flour works very nicely. Every bread machine is different; this recipe works very well for me.


I don't have a bread machine so adapted this to the conventional oven. first rise until doubled, second rise for about 45 min. baked in 400degree oven for 20-25 minutes. I've used this recipe twice now and love the flavor and texture of the bread; used a raw potato starter. thanks so much for this recipe


Excellent recipe. I made it manually and since my starter is not very liquid, I had to add water. This was a very nice dough that was easy to work with. I agree with reviewer DSRTBLND43 that the sourness of your starter has a lot to do with the sourness of the bread. My fairly new starter has still not achieved the tang I want, but this recipe is the recipe I will keep using for my sourdough bread. Nice crust, good chewiness, moist inside, and very good flavor. Thank you Kathy!