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.
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.
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!
Introducing a whole new way to store and use sourdough starter or sourdough discard. After you dry your sourdough starter, you can grind it into a powder and add it directly to a recipe for a flavor boost or rehydrate it to use in any sourdough recipe.
Often pretzel rolls have a soft white crumb with a simple flavor that can be overwhelmed by the crust. Sourdough Pretzel Rolls have a slightly sweet and complex flavor that compliments the extra dark, distinctively "pretzely" crust.
Chewy, crusty and properly dense New York style bagels with an extra depth of flavor thanks to the sourdough starter and whole grain rye flour. They rise overnight so you can have fresh bagels for breakfast or brunch. All they need is a schmear of cream cheese.
The classic pastry is updated with the addition of sourdough starter. The enriched cake is doused with rum syrup and brushed with apricot glaze for a kick of fruit flavor. Top with whipped cream for a luscious finish.
Sourdough Dutch Sugar Bread (Suikerbrood) is filled with pockets of melted sugar and topped with crunchy sugar pearls. The enriched bread dough is made with sourdough starter and flavored with hints of cinnamon and ginger.
Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread tastes fantastic and will keep fresh for several days. Milk and honey give this sandwich bread a soft crumb and crust. Sourdough starter enhances the hearty whole-grain flavor.
Sourdough Coffee Cake with walnut streusel is made with active sourdough starter and enriched with butter, milk and eggs. The brown sugar crumb topping and vanilla glaze are the crowning glory of this special breakfast (or dessert) treat.
Sourdough bagels are chewy, crusty and properly dense. They have an extra deep flavor thanks to the sourdough starter in the recipe. This recipe take more than 12 hours to make, but the vast majority of the time is hands-off.
Does anything in the world smell as good as freshly baked Cinnamon Buns? A long, slow rise gives these Sourdough Cinnamon Buns an extra special flavor & texture. Top them with cream cheese frosting for an indulgent breakfast/brunch treat. The buns have a bonus “sticky bun” layer at the bottom.
Sourdough English Muffins are surprisingly easy to make and soooo much better than store bought. The active starter in the dough makes the flavor and texture extra special. The recipe takes several hours, but there is very little hands-on time. Stock up the freezer for future breakfasts.
Love these sourdough recipes. You also make easy for us to print out the recipes. Some make it so difficult that I just cancel my subscription.
Saturday 12th of March 2022
Love how easy to print you offer your recipes. Great site.
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
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.
Sunday 10th of May 2020
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.
Sunday 10th of May 2020
Daag from USA. My husband is from Noordwijk.
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.