Sourdough Bread Recipe

Fresh Sourdough Bread Recipe

REFER TO 'How To Prepare & Save The Starter' TO BEGIN RECIPE
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Servings 1 loaf


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Pre-oiled bowl for dough ball
  • Pre-oiled 9x12 baking dish
  • Clean hand towel
  • 9x5 bread pan


  • 1 cup Duffy's Dough starter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg optional
  • 3 tbsp butter, margarine, yogurt, or non-dairy substitute
  • 3 cup flour


  • Optional - Place packet of yeast in 1/2 cup of very warm water. Stir slightly and let sit of 10 minutes. (Adding yeast is will not change the flavor and will make the dough rise more quickly.)
  • In a large mixing bowl add egg, salt, sugar and tepid melted butter to the starter. Mix well.
  • Add yeast water and mix again.
  • Start adding the flour about 1/2 cup at a time. Keep stirring it in until it thickens into a ball. You may find you will not need the full 3 cups of flour to do so.
  • Sprinkle ample flour on your kneading surface (at least 18 inches square) and roll the ball out onto it. Start kneading.
  • Keep adding flour to the surface until the dough absorbs it and becomes harder.
  • Put the dough ball, round side down, in a pre-oiled bowl then flip it upright again. 
  • Cover it and place it in its resting place. The dough will rise to about double the size in 2-4 hours.
  • Once 2-4 hours have passed, remove the risen dough ball from its bowl and place on your lightly floured surface. 
  • Punch down the dough and flatten it slightly on the kneading surface.
  • Place the dough evenly in a pre-oiled 9X5 bread pan baking dish.
  • Cover the dish with the towel and place in a quiet place. They will rise in less than 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Remove the towel and place the dish in oven.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the top of the bread is hard to the touch and has a pale golden brown hue on top. (It's always good to visually check them as ovens temps can vary.)
  • Fresh out of the oven, remove from the bread pan baking dish and serve or store to eat later.
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