Find lots of sourdough bread recipes and learn how easy it is to grow your own sourdough starter from flour and water. You'll also find recipes for sourdough rye bread, bread machine sourdough rolls, sourdough pancakes and more.
This recipe will introduce you to sourdough bread making. The loaf you will create is very tasty either fresh or as toast. I make this loaf regularly because it is such a great hit with the family. It takes time to make sourdough bread because each rise is often 5 to 8 hours, so plan to start the loaf in the afternoon of day 1, let it have the second rise overnight, and bake first thing on day 2. For this recipe I use a 900g (2 lb) loaf tin.
Oats give these rolls a distinct and gorgeous texture. The sourdough takes the flavour to another level. Use your own starter, or a recipe from this site.
A simple sourdough bread recipe made with part rye flour, part regular flour. If you don't have your own sourdough starter, there are several recipes for sourdough starter on this website. Enjoy!
Tomato juice makes a rosy bread with just a hint of tomato flavour. Perfect for sandwiches or cheese toasties.
Rye is a grass so the flour created from its seed has a lower protein level than strong bread flours, so less gluten is produced. Thus, a rye loaf made using 100% rye flour is usually quite dense and does not have a large rise compared to a standard loaf of bread. It can be difficult to work and the proving time is much longer than that for a white loaf. I like rye bread using 100% rye flour and I know that there a some who would prefer a rye loaf that is less dense and has an improved rise. So, I have created a recipe to address this using a sourdough starter instead of yeast. The flavour of this loaf is fantastic retaining the rye notes throughout. The recipe makes two 800g loaves (see footnote for measures to make a single 900g loaf. I bake my bread in a variety of tins ranging from a standard loaf tin to loose bottomed high sided cakes tins. Experiment and enjoy.