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Easy Sourdough Loaf

This easy sourdough bread loaf is made with just three ingredients. Is is great for beginners and a perfect place to start your sourdough bread baking journey πŸ™‚ This loaf is made with just flour, water, salt, sugar and tastes amazing. Making sourdough bread is easy if you have patience and time πŸ™‚ Let’s get baking, totally worth your time!
Prep Time12 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time13 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: world
Servings: 1 9 * 5 inch loaf
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup ripe sourdough starter
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup water may need another 1/4 cup
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar


  • Combine 1 cup ripe starter and 1 cup water in a bowl. The starter will float and is a good sign that is ripe and ready to be baked.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Add 2 cups all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. Add 1 1/4 teaspoon sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar.
  • Mix everything well and knead to a soft dough. You may need to add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more water depending on the quality of flours.
  • Knead the dough very well for 12-15 minutes or 7-8 minutes in a stand mixer. Tuck the edges and let the dough raise for 6-8 hours.
  • Once the dough is doubled you can either bake two small loaves or one big 9 * 5 inches standard loaf.
  • Deflate the dough and knead for a minute. Shape into logs. Place in a lightly greased oaf pan and let sit for 60-90 minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 180 C or 350 F 20 minutes before baking.
  • Place the loaf pans in the hot oven and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the crust is golden and hallow when tapped.
  • Let cool before slicing.


  • The taste and flavor of this bread is different from regular yeast breads. It has a prominent sour taste.
  • The longer you let the dough to proof, more sour your bread will taste.
  • Use ripe starter for best results
  • You can make this bread with 100% whole wheat flour too
  • For flavor and taste you can add 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil to the dough.


Serving: 1loaf | Calories: 289kcal