Easy Beginner Sourdough Bread Recipe

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Let’s say it out loud. Sourdough bread is the best type of bread out there. It has flavor! And it’s so complex and sometimes slightly tangy. It’s like bread made by nature, which contrasts significantly with the stuff coming from bread factories.

And although making bread sounds complicated, it isn’t. It’s easy, even sourdough. Check out this sourdough recipe and make your first sourdough bread from scratch. You’ll love it!

Easy Beginner Sourdough Bread Recipe

How to make an easy, beginner sourdough bread?

To make this bread, you need some patience. If you like your bread fluffy and pillowy, you must let the dough rise, not once but twice. Put on a movie and let the dough double in size; that’s what I do.

You’ll also need all-purpose flour, salt and the famous sourdough starter. How to make a sourdough starter? Combine equal parts of flour and water and let them sit covered with a kitchen towel on your counter for a few days. Once bubbly, feed the starter by discarding half of it and adding a bit more flour and water.

Once you’re ready to make the bread, combine the starter with larger amounts of flour, add a pinch of salt and knead away! The secret here is making sure the entire dough is alive and not just the starter.

The rest is easy. Bake the bread in a loaf pan or any mold, and you’ve got yourself your very own sourdough bread. How cool is that?

What to do with sourdough?

Treat sourdough bread like any bread. You can even bake it in a loaf pan to cut it into slices. Sourdough bread is more flavorful than your average commercial bread, but it’s just as versatile!

How to Make It

  • Prep Time1 hr 25 min
  • Cook Time45 min
  • Total Time2 hr 10 min
  • Serving Size1 Loaf, 6 Slices
  • Energy265 cal




In a mixing bowl, combine the starter and water; stir gently.


Stir in the flour and the salt.


Mix well with a spoon until you get a silky, stiff dough.


Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.


Flour a clean surface and knead the dough for 10-15 minutes. Form a ball and return it to the mixing bowl.


Let the dough rise for 30-45 more minutes or until it doubles.


Preheat the oven to 450°F.


Grease a loaf pan or any mold, and line it with parchment paper.


Pour the dough into the pan and bake for 45 minutes until golden and cooked through.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1 Loaf, 6 Slices
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories265
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.7 g78 g0.9%
  • Saturated Fat0.1 g20 g0.5%
  • Sodium391 mg2300 mg17%
  • Total Carbohydrate55.7 g275 g20.25%
  • Dietary Fiber2 g28 g7.14%
  • Total Sugars0.2 g
  • Protein7.5 g50 g15%
  • Calcium13 mg1300 mg1%
  • Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
  • Potassium79 mg4700 mg1.68%

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