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🍞 Classic Sourdough Bread Recipe

Learn how to make classic sourdough bread with this easy recipe from Hello Sourdough. Discover the perfect balance of flavors and textures in every bite.

Classic Sourdough Bread

You will need:

  • sourdough starter1 cup active sourdough starter
  • bread flour3 cups bread flour
  • water1.5 cups water
  • salt1.5 tsp salt


  1. First, take a large bowl and mix together your active sourdough starter, bread flour, and water. Make sure all the ingredients are well combined
  2. Once you've mixed your dough, cover the bowl with a damp cloth and let it rest. This rest period, known as autolyse, allows the flour to fully hydrate and begins the fermentation process
  3. After the rest period, add your salt to the dough. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic, this should take about 10 minutes
  4. Now, let your dough rise. This could take anywhere from 3 to 12 hours depending on the temperature of your kitchen. You'll know it's ready when it has doubled in size
  5. Next, shape your dough into a loaf. If you have a proofing basket, place your loaf in there to help it hold its shape
  6. While your bread is proofing, preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. This high temperature will give your bread a nice crust
  7. Finally, it's time to bake your loaf. Place it in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes. You'll know it's done when it's golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap it


Don't rush the process, sourdough bread making is an art that requires patience and attention. The longer the dough ferments, the more flavorful it will be.

There's something truly magical about the process of making sourdough bread. The transformation of simple ingredients into a warm, crusty loaf is an art form that has been cherished for centuries. Our Classic Sourdough Bread recipe offers a step-by-step guide to creating this artisanal delight in your own kitchen.

At the heart of every great sourdough loaf is the starter. This living, breathing entity is what gives sourdough its distinctive tang and chewy texture. If you're new to the world of sourdough, you might be wondering how to maintain a healthy starter. Don't worry, we've got you covered with all the tips and tricks you need.

Once you've mastered the classic sourdough loaf, the possibilities are endless. Sourdough's unique flavor and texture make it a versatile ingredient in a variety of dishes. Why not try your hand at making a sourdough sandwich? Or if you're in the mood for something sweet, our sourdough banana bread is a healthy and delicious treat.

Remember, patience is key when it comes to sourdough. The fermentation process can't be rushed, and it's this slow rise that gives sourdough its characteristic flavor and texture. If you're looking for more insights into the process, check out our guide on how the sourdough bread-making process works.

Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting out, we hope our Classic Sourdough Bread recipe inspires you to roll up your sleeves and dive into the wonderful world of sourdough. Happy baking!