Basic Sourdough Bread

    2 hours 10 mins

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

    93 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 280g sourdough starter
    • 5 tablespoons water
    • 385g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tsp quick yeast

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Allow starter to come to room temperature.
    2. Place all ingredients in the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
    3. Select Basic or White Bread cycle, and Medium crust setting. Press Start.

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    I have used the recipe 5 fimes, and it has been great each time. I recently obtained a starter from a friend and wanted to give sourdough a try. After making it once "by hand", I tried this machine recipe. This recipe worked better and was obviously much easier! I find bread flour works very nicely. Every bread machine is different; this recipe works very well for me.  -  20 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I don't have a bread machine so adapted this to the conventional oven. first rise until doubled, second rise for about 45 min. baked in 400degree oven for 20-25 minutes. I've used this recipe twice now and love the flavor and texture of the bread; used a raw potato starter. thanks so much for this recipe  -  06 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent recipe. I made it manually and since my starter is not very liquid, I had to add water. This was a very nice dough that was easy to work with. I agree with reviewer DSRTBLND43 that the sourness of your starter has a lot to do with the sourness of the bread. My fairly new starter has still not achieved the tang I want, but this recipe is the recipe I will keep using for my sourdough bread. Nice crust, good chewiness, moist inside, and very good flavor. Thank you Kathy!  -  04 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)