Sourdough Bread Recipe with Starter

Nothing beats the distinct taste of home- made sourdough bread
Dish Type: baking Lifestyle: dairy free, nut free, vegan, vegetarian


Nothing beats the distinct taste of home- made sourdough bread.  It is simple to make but you do need to have a bit of time. The extra effort is well worth it! Enjoy with farm fresh grass fed butter or coconut butter for our vegan friends.

  • 7 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter, recipe below
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons fine grained salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp cornstarch


  1. In a large bowl, combine the water, sourdough starter and 4 cups of flour.
  2. Mix well and cover with plastic wrap in a warm place 8-12 hours  overnight works well).
  3. The next day stir in the salt and sugar and add flour 1/2 to 1 cup at a time to make a very stiff dough.
  4. Knead till smooth.
  5. Cover and let rise 2 to 2-1/2 hours.
  6. Punch down and divide in half.
  7. Knead till smooth and form into rounds. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover lightly and let rise till double and puffy (1 to 1-2 hrs).
  8. While this is rising mix the 1/2 cup water and 1/2 tsp cornstarch in a small bowl and microwave till boiling, remove from heat and let cool.
  9. Heat oven to 400°F.
  10. Carefully place a small pan of hot water on the bottom rack of the oven.
  11. Cut two slashes across each other on top of each loaf.
  12. Bake for 10 minutes.