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Sourdough is a type of bread that’s made with a natural leavening agent instead of commercial yeast. Bakers love it for the process, the fun of using a starter, and most of all… the taste!
Whether creating your first sourdough starter or baking your 300th loaf, you’ll find everything from kitchen-tested recipes to troubleshooting guides.
How to start and maintain a starter
You can use our step-by-step guide on how to make your own sourdough starter if you don’t already have one going. (It only takes 5 minutes a day.)
Making a sourdough starter is easy. It’s truly just flour, water, and time.
- How to Make a Sourdough Starter The Easy Way
- Maintaining a Starter: Three Ways
- Benefits of Sourdough Bread (Why Even Bother With All This?)
Beginner sourdough breads
Then follow along as we walk through every single step in making homemade sourdough bread.
This collection of bread recipes is perfect for beginners, or someone looking for an easy method. These recipes are simple enough to make every day.
- No-Knead Sourdough Bread
- Budget-Friendly Sourdough (No Weird Tools!)
- Bread Machine Sourdough Bread
- Stand Mixer Sourdough Bread
- Sourdough Pizza Dough
Intermediate bread recipes
These recipes require more ingredients and time—but the results are worth it.
- Sourdough Sandwich Bread
- Classic Artisan Sourdough
- Sourdough Rolls
- Buttermilk Sourdough Bread
- Blueberry Lemon Sourdough Loaf
- Sourdough with Cranberry and Orange Zest
- Dutch Oven Sourdough
- Sourdough Egg Bread
- Soft Sourdough Burger Buns
- Cinnamon Swirl Sourdough Sandwich Loaf
- Jalapeno Cheddar Sourdough
Sourdough discard recipes
Here are some recipes that use up your excess sourdough starter, including muffins, cakes, breakfast dishes, and more!
Browse through the collection of discard recipes to make sure none of your starter goes to waste.
- Sourdough Carrot Cake
- Sourdough Vanilla Cake
- Sourdough Chocolate Cake
- Sourdough Pumpkin Cake
- Lemon Glazed Sourdough Cake
- Sourdough Apple Cake
- Carrot Cupcakes with Sourdough Starter
- Sourdough Banana Cake
- Sourdough Brownies
Breakfast Discard Recipes
- Sourdough Blackberry Muffins
- Sourdough Pumpkin Bread
- Sourdough Blueberry Quick Bread
- Blueberry Muffins from Discard Sourdough
- Sourdough Waffles
- Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes
- Chocolate Chip Sourdough Waffles
- Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins
- Coffee Cake with Sourdough
- Sourdough Banana Muffins
Savory Discard Recipes
Baking tools you need
You probably have most of the tools you need already—a bowl, spoon, measuring cup or scales, and some bakeware. But there are some special tools that will make your baking life easier.
Bob’s Red Mill Organic White Rice Flour, 24 OzAmazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Round Dutch Oven, 7.3-Quart, WhiteTovolo Danish Sturdy Wire Batter & Dough Blender for Cooking & Baking, Bread Baking Accessory, Easy to Clean, Stainless Steel, 12SIMOX Premium Bread Lame, Bread Scorer Blade with Crafted Wooden Handle & 5 Blades, Bread Scoring Tool/Bread Lame with Protective Cover9 inch Round Bread Banneton Proofing Basket & Liner SUGUS HOUSE Brotform Dough Rising Rattan Handmade rattan bowl – Perfect For ArtisanSMARTAKE 200 Pcs Parchment Paper Baking Sheets, 12×16 Inches Non-Stick Precut Baking Parchment, Perfect for Baking Grilling Air Fryer Steaming Bread Cup Cake Cookie and More (Unbleached)
- Parchment paper keeps your loaf from sticking to the Dutch oven: keep in mind the dough is wetter than you might be used to, and can stick badly.
- A lame helps slash through wet dough so you can get those pretty designs.
- A Dutch Oven with a tight-fitting lid traps moisture inside to help the loaf rise high.
- And rice flour is absolutely essential for dusting the top of your proofing basket.
Serious bread bakers sometimes bake more than they can realistically eat. That’s okay. Here are some ideas for making the most of your homemade sourdough:
- Ways to Use Leftover Bread
- How to Make Sourdough Croutons
- The Best Way to Store Your Homemade Sourdough
If you get stuck, check out the Sourdough Troubleshooting Guide!
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I love sourdough, but it’s just one part of creating a handmade home.
Whether you are brand new to sourdough or just looking for new recipes, I hope you have found this guide helpful.