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Sourdough Recipes You Need To Try

Here are my best sourdough recipes in one collection. If you love to bake bread but haven’t delved into the world of sourdough yet, I encourage you to dive-in head first.

a sourdough english muffin
Sourdough English Muffins

If you don’t have a starter you can either make one (see the list below) or you can buy pre-made starter that’s ready to use. If you have a friend who has an active starter, ask them for a little of it.

I will warn you that you may find the challenge of baking without commercial yeast slightly addictive. For us baking geeks it’s a bit of a thrill to watch sourdough quite literally come alive as the wild yeast multiplies and the gluten flexes it’s muscles.

And please don’t limit yourself to traditional bread recipes. You can make donuts, croissants, cinnamon buns and even pumpkin bread with your starter.

Have fun!

Sourdough Recipes

Here are all of my best sourdough recipes in one collection. All the recipes were developed using a 100% hydration starter. That means the starter is made and maintained with equal weights of flour and water. If your starter is not 100% hydration you'll need to adjust the flour or water in the recipe to make up the difference. Peruse the photos and click to view the entire post and recipe. Have fun!

a bowl of malted chocolate ice cream
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Lisa hannaford

Thursday 9th of July 2020

I LOVE your site...it is very informative....I have 2 kids with celiac and was wondering if you have any GF tips, advice or substitutions. I did go through your site so I apologize in advance if you have addressed this and I missed it. Thank you so much for your time. Lisa

Eileen Gray

Thursday 9th of July 2020

Hi Lisa, Glad you're enjoying the site. Unfortunately, GF is not my specialty. I have a few recipes that happen to be gluten free, but it's not really my focus.

Lisa Verkerk

Sunday 10th of May 2020

Dear Eileen,

This lockdown has given me the time to do some of the things I had meant to try for ages - but never made the time for. My husband and I made some white flour sourdough 2 weeks ago and we have seen an improvement in the liveliness of the ferment already since we baked our first loaf last week. I tried making your sourdough scones with the discard from this weekend. We both loved them, super tasty, a lovely soft texture within and a crispy top and bottom. We will make these again for sure, but now there are so many other recipes on your website to explore.... Thank you for sharing, Lisa and Mark from the Netherlands.

Eileen Gray

Sunday 10th of May 2020

Daag from USA. My husband is from Noordwijk.

Louise Koepfler

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

I have tried a few of your recipes and found them easy to follow and delicious! I look forward to trying the rest.

Eileen Gray

Sunday 3rd of May 2020

Thanks!

Sarah

Friday 14th of June 2019

I got this just as a friend offered me some sourdough starter. I cant wait to try some of these!

Eileen Gray

Friday 14th of June 2019

Perfect timing!