. Learn how easy it is to make your own homemade sourdough starter to use
in your sourdough baking. My bread machine sourdough recipes make it so easy to make bread for your family. Give them a try and delight yourself
and your family!
Learn to make delicious homemade sourdough bread your whole family will enjoy. Making sourdough
bread from a sourdough starter is so very easy to make with What's Cooking America's
Sourdough Starter Recipe
Sourdough Starter Recipe
Learn how to make, maintain, and use sourdough starter. A good sourdough starter can last for years, even decades, with the proper loving care!
The starter (or sometimes called a sponge) is a flour and water mixture that contains the yeast used to rise the bread.
Secrets to Using the Bread Machine
I use my bread machine for only the dough cycle and then bake all my breads in the oven. All the recipes posted below have been personally baked
and tasted by myself (unless otherwise noted). They look and taste like they came from the bakery!
Sourdough Bread Recipes
San Francisco-Style Sourdough French Bread- Version I
I've spent much time experimenting with sourdough to come up with a recipe that I feel can rival the famous San Francisco Sourdough French Bread.
I find that using my bread machine for the kneading process only, saves me a lot of time and saves my wrists.
San Francisco-Style Sourdough French Bread- Version II
The basic difference in this sourdough bread recipe and the San Francisco-Style Sourdough French Bread
- Version I (above) is the addition of olive oil. The addition of oil helps your bread stay fresh longer. Also you do not preheat your oven when baking this sourdough bread.
My husband and I really like this version of sourdough bread. It's more dense than regular sourdough
bread and makes a wonderful bread for toasting and sandwiches. Originally the Basque sheepherder's made this bread in a cast-iron
Dutch oven over the campfire.
Sourdough Anise-Rye Bread
I've adapted this sourdough bread recipe from World Sourdoughs From Antiquity, by Ed Wood. I have reworked this recipe by adding some instant active dry yeast,
so only one (1) rise is needed.
Sourdough Ciabatta - Italian Slipper Bread
Ciabatta is an Italian word meaning "slipper". This wonderful bread recipe is also know as Italian Slipper
Bread. This bread has a crunchy crust with an extra-light interior. For an interesting and delicious variation, this bread can also be topped
with your favorite pizza ingredients.
Sourdough Fruit Bread
This is a take off of my
Breakfast Fruit Bread recipe. Since I have a sourdough starter that I am always feeding, I decided to
convert the recipe to a sourdough bread recipe. My husband and I loved this bread! We couldn't stop eating it!
Sourdough Moroccan Bread -Ksra Bread
Ksra is a Moroccan Anise Flatbread served usually as a midday meal. It is very similar to Indian Naan. Using this bread machine recipe makes it even easier to make.
Sourdough Olive Bread
I love this delicious sourdough bread with olives in it. Give it a try!
Sourdough Raisin Pumpernickel Bread
The sourdough starter gives moisture to this dark, dense pumpernickel bread. This bread is delicious anytime of day. It is so good, that it has become
one of my favorite bread recipes. Some people will say this is not true sourdough bread because I add some instant yeast. I add the yeast to speed
up the rising time. I still have the sourdough taste, and no one has ever seemed to know the difference.
Sourdough Rustic Bread
I adapted this recipe from the cookbook Nancy Silverton's Breads from the LA Brea Bakery: Recipes for the Connoisseur, by Nancy Silverton and Laurie Ochoa.
Sourdough Semolina Bread
My husband loves the coarser texture of this sourdough bread recipe. He
said to be sure and tell you that it is even better served with honey. As you
can see, this sourdough bread recipe is a favorite in our house.
Sourdough Semolina Cornbread
This cornbread recipe came about because I didn't have any regular cornmeal to make cornbread for a chili feed we had in our winery. Since
I keep semolina flour in my pantry, I went to work with my creative mind. The result is this delightful Sourdough Semolina Cornbread.
Misc. Sourdough Recipes
Another great recipe to use your sourdough starter. Who doesn't like biscuits?
Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls are wonderful - so easy to make in your Bread Machine and so rewarding!
You couldn't ask for an easier pancake recipe that this one, and the pancakes are so light that they "melt in your mouth." My family loves these
pancake, and it has become a tradition to make them when they come to visit.
Sourdough Pizza Dough
This sourdough pizza dough recipe is very easy to
prepare and very delicious. Makes an outstanding crust for your pizza.
Sourdough Sugar Cookies
This delightful sourdough cookie recipe was shared with me by
Michele Stephens of Newberg, Oregon. A wonderful and delicious way to use your sourdough starter!
Quick Bread Sourdough Recipes
Sourdough Banana Bread
I slightly adapted this delicious Sourdough Banana Bread from the outstanding cookbook, The Complete Sourdough
Cookbook by Don and Myrtle Holm. This quick bread recipe is perfect as the bread is so moist with the sweet
taste of bananas, and so easy-to-make.
Sourdough Banana Zucchini Bread
This bread recipe is perfect as the bread is so so easy-to-make and delicious!
Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
The combination of pumpkin and chocolate with some of my sourdough starter in this bread is fantastic!
I couldn't stop eating this Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread.