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🍞 Basic Sourdough Rye Bread Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious basic sourdough rye bread with this easy recipe from Hello Sourdough. Discover the perfect combination of rye flour, all-purpose flour, and sourdough starter.

Basic Sourdough Rye Bread

You will need:

  • sourdough starterSourdough Starter
  • rye flourRye Flour
  • all-purpose flourAll-purpose Flour
  • saltSalt
  • waterWater
  • bread loaf panBread Loaf Pan
  • ovenOven


  1. Start by activating your sourdough starter. Mix it with warm water and let it sit until it's bubbly and active.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rye flour, all-purpose flour, and salt.
  3. Pour the activated sourdough starter into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the ingredients together until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add a bit more water.
  5. Knead the dough on a floured surface for about 10 minutes, until it's smooth and elastic.
  6. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with a cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 4 hours, or until it has doubled in size.
  7. Punch down the dough and shape it into a loaf. Place it in a greased loaf pan.
  8. Let the dough rise in the pan for another 2 hours.
  9. Preheat your oven to 220 degrees Celsius (425 degrees Fahrenheit).
  10. Bake the bread in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until it's golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap it.
  11. Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool before slicing.


This is a basic sourdough rye bread recipe. Feel free to experiment with adding other ingredients, like seeds or nuts, to customize it to your taste. Remember, sourdough bread making is an art, and it might take a few tries to get it just right.

Welcome to the wonderful world of sourdough, where the smell of freshly baked bread can transform your kitchen into a home bakery. Our Basic Sourdough Rye Bread recipe is a perfect entry point for both novice and experienced bakers looking to delve into the art of sourdough bread making. This recipe, simple yet satisfying, is a testament to the timeless appeal of sourdough.

While this recipe focuses on rye flour, the beauty of sourdough lies in its versatility. If you're feeling adventurous, why not try incorporating whole wheat flour into your bread? Our FAQ on whole wheat sourdough recipes is a great place to start.

For those who are new to sourdough, one of the key elements to master is the sourdough starter. This living, breathing ingredient is what gives sourdough its unique taste and texture. If you're looking for guidance, our tips on creating a healthy sourdough starter can help you nurture your own.

Once you've mastered this basic sourdough rye bread recipe, the possibilities are endless. Sourdough is not just for bread; it can be used in a variety of dishes. For a sweet twist, try our sourdough banana bread recipe. If you're a fan of fluffy buns, our guide on creating perfect sourdough rolls is a must-read.

Remember, sourdough bread making is an art form that requires patience and practice. Don't be disheartened if your first few attempts aren't perfect. With time, you'll learn to understand the nuances of your sourdough starter and how it interacts with different ingredients. Before you know it, you'll be creating sourdough masterpieces in your own kitchen.

Happy baking!