Sourdough Bread: A Beginner’s Guide

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⅔ cup Bubbly starter
1¼ cups Water filtered, at room temperature
4 cups Bread flour organic
1½ tsp Sea salt fine

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Sourdough Bread: A Beginner’s Guide


Now that you have got your sourdough starter going, it’s probably time to start thinking about baking bread. Enter my recipe for Sourdough Bread: A Beginner’s Guide. This is one of my favorite bread recipes for this main reason – no kneading required! A no-knead sourdough bread recipe like this one is an essential in any baker’s repertoire.

To make this overnight sourdough bread, start by combining sourdough starter with water, bread flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Leave the dough to rest for about 30 minutes. Take a minute to stretch and fold the dough in the bowl before covering and leaving to rest overnight. The next morning, turn the dough onto a floured work surface and shape into a loaf viagra sin receta. Bake in a hot oven for 40-45 minutes and leave to cool completely before cooking.

To make the Sourdough Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Sourdough Bread: A Beginner’s Guide


Combine the ingredients


Combine the starter with water, bread flour and salt by mixing briefly with your hands. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave the dough rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.


Leave at room temperature


Stretch and fold the dough in the bowl for about a minute before covering the bowl again. Leave the dough out on the counter overnight until it has doubled in size.


Heat oven


Preheat the oven to 475 °F. Place a Dutch oven or another oven-proof pot with a lid inside to heat up.


Shape into a loaf


Place a large piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and dust with flour. Transfer the dough to dusted parchment paper carefully, don’t punch down the dough to preserve the air bubbles.
Catch the outside thirds of the dough and pull them into the center and shape the dough into a ball.


Leave to rest


Cover the dough loosely with a piece of oiled plastic wrap and leave to rest for about 30 minutes. Do not overproof the dough. Remove the plastic wrap and slash the top of the bread with a sharp knife.


Place bread in heated pot


Remove the heated pot from the oven and take off the lid. Lift the dough by the edges of the parchment paper and place the whole thing into the pot. Be careful that you don’t burn yourself - the pot will be very hot! Replace the lid and place in the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 425 °F.




Bake the bread with the lid on for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and continue to bake for 20-25 more minutes.



Remove the bread from the pot immediately once cooked. Place the cooked loaf on a wire rack and leave to cool completely before slicing.



I love to serve thick slices of this bread with butter and jam.

This Sourdough Bread: A Beginner's Guide is a perfect recipe for beginner bread makers. All you need to make an amazing loaf is bread flour, water, salt and sourdough starter! Just don’t forget to post your sourdough instagram updates with the #CookMeRecipes hashtag.

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Total Reviews: 10
Zaria Vinette

Really is the perfect beginners guide now i'm going to try the sourdough crackers next.

Lindsay Caracoza

Affordable and simple recipe its exactly what I was looking for.

Ayana Sadkowski

WOW delicious i'm not vegan but the bread is really tasty and i made it in a bread machine instead too so it didnt take that long either.

Aiyanna Nau

Can't wait to try and make this today at home and serve it with some plant based stomach is already grumbling at the thought haha.

Estella Kahana

After making this once I no longer have any intention on buying bread since it's easy to bake this instead and vegan.

Leilah Gauze

YAY! more vegan stuff I'm VERY pleased about this!

Austyn Wyeth

Honestly great then again everything great is vegan just like the banana bread :)

Wren Soscia

I hate the amount of time i have to spend on it but it still is a good recipe.

Lorena Klauser

Delicious and easy to make thanks so much for the easy step.


Well done! Verified! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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