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.
Use your favourite starter and make this basic, easy-to-make loaf in your bread machine. I like to use a natural yoghurt starter.
Use unwashed, organically grown red or purple grapes for this recipe. The white powder found on the skins of the grapes is used as homemade sourdough starter for bread. If you wish, you can switch to plain flour on the fifth day. The starter is fully active and ready to use in nine days.
Absolutely the best, and easiest, sourdough recipe for your bread machine. Soft crust and well risen.
This bread takes a bit of time, but your efforts will be rewarded with two chewy, hearty loaves of rye.
Making a sourdough starter is an easy thing to do; add water and strong flour together and let nature take over. You do not need to add yeast or apple or grapes or yoghurt to create the starter. The yeast comes from airborne wild or natural yeasts that are all around us in sufficient quantities to activate the starter. Then it is a matter of feeding the starter every day for 5 days. The starter will produce bubbles and will have a sweet alcoholic smell. I store my starter in a 1.5L Kilner jar and leave it in my kitchen in a cool place ready for use. The starter can be stored in the fridge if you have the space as this will slow down the activity and preserve it. You must bring the starter back to room temperature before use to get it active again, so allow 12 hours before use. The creation of a starter takes approximately 5 days and then regular feeding thereafter. Follow the step by step guide below and you will have the beginning of a wonderful sourdough starter.
I've been making my own wholemeal bread for some years, but in 2012 I discovered the sourdough version and am now hooked! It has such a tangy flavour and sticky moist texture with a crisp outer crust.
This recipe is for the trademark bread of San Francisco. Use a good sourdough starter for best flavour.
If you have leftover starter from making sourdough bread, use some of it to make these deliciously fluffy pancakes. The amount of water can be adjusted depending on the consistency of your starter.
There's nothing quite like homemade sourdough bread. This recipe takes a little while to make, but it's really worth it. Enjoy alongside dinner or as a sandwich bread.
A delicious, flavourful loaf of sourdough bread made without the sourdough starter! If you don't have barley flour to hand you may substitute bread flour.