How to Make Sourdough Bread




Introduction: How to Make Sourdough Bread

Today we are going to make a pre-ferment for sourdough bread, then go on to make three plain sourdough loaves. I hope you have fun making this delicious bread and don't forget to comment in the comments section below.

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Step 1: Ingredients

You will need:

  • 56g Mother starter
  • 276g Water
  • 340g Flour

Step 2: Mix It Together!

Add starter, water and flour to a bowl and mix together.

Step 3: Let Rise

Once mixed cover with a tea-towel and leave at room temperature for 3-5 hours until bubbly. You can then use your pre-ferment to make the Sourdough bread!

Step 4: Ingredients

For your sourdough bread you will need:

  • Your sourdough pre-ferment
  • 1188g flour
  • 675g water
  • 15g salt
  • 7g malt *optional

*The malt gives a better crust.

Step 5: Mix It Up Again!

Add the pre-ferment, then your water, flour and lastly your salt and malt. Mix it all up until completely combined, then tip it out into a big bowl.

Step 6: The Rising

Cover with a damp tea-towel and let it sit at room temperature for 3-8 hours or until it has doubled in size. How fast this step takes depends on your room temperature. Particularly in Winter this process can take considerably longer.

Step 7: Second Rise, Bake, Done!

Once your sourdough has risen divide into thirds and put in your loaf tins. Let it rise again for another 2-5 hours and then bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown in a 220 degree Celsius oven. Once cooked tip onto cooling rack and cover with a few tea-towels. This helps softens the crust, which other wise can be very crunchy.


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    3 years ago

    where do you get the starter?

    flour on my apron
    flour on my apron

    Reply 3 years ago here is the link to the starter.

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    flour on my apron

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi Thestonebacks, I will be posting an instructable in the next week or two for the starter.


    Reply 3 years ago

    That's great! Thank you. Recipe sounds like fun. I love to make bread. The problem is that I also like to eat it!!

    flour on my apron
    flour on my apron

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi, here is the recipe to make the starter. Let me know how you get on!