By request, here are all of our sourdough recipes and articles in one handy place!
Do you love sourdough bread?
Sourdough is a type of bread that’s made with a natural leavening agent instead of commercial yeast. It has a unique flavor and texture, and it’s also easier to digest than regular bread because the fermentation process breaks down some of the gluten in wheat. Plus, it’s delicious.
Whether you want to learn how to make your own sourdough starter or bake 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.
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Intermediate bread recipes[pt_view id=”d38057d85q”]
These recipes require more ingredients and time—but the results are worth it.
- Sourdough Sandwich Bread
- 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 Chocolate Cake
- Sourdough Pumpkin Cake
- Lemon Glazed Sourdough Cake
- Sourdough Apple Cake
- Carrot Cupcakes with Sourdough Starter
- Sourdough Banana Cake
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- Blueberry Muffins from Discard Sourdough
- Sourdough Waffles
- Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes
- Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffins
- Coffee Cake with Sourdough
Baking tools you need
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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.
- 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!
Whether you are brand new to sourdough or just looking for some new recipes, I hope you have found this guide helpful.
4 thoughts on “Sourdough Baking From Start to Finish (Recipes, Tips, and More)”
A question for you a lot of the recipes and articles I have read online call for items like a banneton and a lame. Can you please explain what the uses are and exactly what they are?
Hi. Deb, a banneton is a round basket that you put the dough in and it helps it hold its shape as it rises. The lame is just a very sharp knife/ razor blade for slashing the bread. You don’t technically need either one.
Thankyou so much for this update👍I shared with some friends🙂
thank you judy!!!