Sourdough Bread

Do you like sourdough bread but don’t like paying for it? Then stop buying it and make your own! Here is the recipe I use and my sourdough loving hubby likes it very much, so it has to be sort of good right!?!?! So here we go…..

2 Cups of sourdough starter
(I keep mine in the fridge so about 12 hours before I make bread I take out about a cup and a half of starter and feed it with 1/2 water and a 1/2 cup of flour to wake it up. This will give you the amount you need for bread. You can learn how to make a starter here.)
1 Tablespoon of melted butter
1/2 Cup of milk warmed
1 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon of sugar
3 Cups of flour

Combine the starter, butter and milk in a bowl. Then add in the salt and sugar. Add the flour in a cup at a time and then kneed it just like making white bread. Now you can either leave it in the ball form or you can roll it out with a rolling pin like you would white bread. If you go for the ball shape you will use a cookie sheet. If your do the loaf, a regular bread pan will do. Either way, lightly spray your pan with cooking spray to avoid it sticking.

Now it is time to rise your dough. One thing to keep in mind is it takes longer for sourdough to rise then white bread where you use yeast packages. Put your dough somewhere warm and keep an eye on it. Once it has doubled in size it is time to bake it. Set your over to 375 degrees and bake for 10 minutes. Then turn your oven down to 350 degrees for another 30 minutes. As with any baking, all ovens are different and you have to use your judgement as to if it may need just a little longer or not. Remove bread from the pan if you did a loaf or off the cookie sheet if you did the ball shape.  This is simple and once you make your own, I promise, you will never want spend your money on store bought sourdough bread again!                      

32 thoughts on “Sourdough Bread

    1. Sourdough is awesome… so many things you can do with it…. like pancakes! Keep your eyes peeled for that up coming post 🙂

  1. I will have to try your recipe. I LOVE sourdough bread but you are right, I hate paying for it. Thanks for linking up with us for Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

  2. I love your blog!!!
    Have you ever used any starters from a company called Sourdough's International?
    I keep hearing about them but I want some reviews from some fellow bakers.. If anyone knows, let me know! Thanks : )

    1. Awww Rachael thanks for the kind words. I have never tried any commerical starters. I just collect the wild yeast around the house for my starter. I figure why pay for something you can get free! Unless you are specifically looking for a type of yeast, like San Fransisco has their own "type" that has a specific taste.

  3. I have a question about the Sourdough Starter.
    Do you add the 1/4 c. flour and the 3 T. of water in the morning AND at night for a week?
    I love your sight…..I just happened to stumble upon it today.

    1. The 1/4 c flour and 3 T of water go in a jar to collect the wild yeast. I left mine out for a day to collect….. then you have to feed it every morning and night with 1/2 c flour and 1/3 cup water.Hope that clears it up a little… I know, lots of cups of this and that LOL

  4. I'm in love with you for sharing this! Sourdough is my favorite bread on the planet, but I rarely get it because it can be pretty expensive (and when I eat a whole loaf in one sitting, I feel bad). This will make my sourdough dreams come true!

  5. I love sourdough bread and I have a starter in my fridge that I feed every week! I will definitely try your recipe! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned on our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there!

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