Sourdough bread

    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.

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    172 reviews

    Use your favourite starter and make this basic, easy-to-make loaf in your bread machine. I like to use a natural yoghurt starter.

    Recipe by: Jennifer

    41 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: Sharon

    75 reviews

    Absolutely the best, and easiest, sourdough recipe for your bread machine. Soft crust and well risen.

    Recipe by: knowell

    39 reviews

    This bread takes a bit of time, but your efforts will be rewarded with two chewy, hearty loaves of rye.

    Recipe by: JACLYN

    4 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: DorsetJammer

    3 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: ggaylmer

    419 reviews

    This recipe is for the trademark bread of San Francisco. Use a good sourdough starter for best flavour.

    Recipe by: Donna

    78 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: AUNTPT

    4 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: barcafamily

    103 reviews

    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.

    Recipe by: BILL PARR

    2 / 4

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