a loaf of sourdough bread with squares cut into the top surrounded by a teal and white striped dish towel
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Sourdough Bread

Soft, tangy Sourdough Bread fresh out of the oven and ready for you to make your favorite sandwiches!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rising Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sour, dough, starter, bread, recipe
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 1 cup "fed" soughrdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour I always use King Arthur


  • Place sourdough starter in a large bowl.
  • Add water, yeast, salt, and sugar.
  • Add flour and stir.
  • Knead to form a smooth, soft dough.
  • Place in an oiled bowl.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 90 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in half and shape into two oval loaves.
  • Place on a parchment/silpat lined baking sheet.
  • Cover and let rise until very puffy, about 60 minutes.
  • Slash the tops with a very sharp knife.
  • Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a rack.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 2.5mg