Sourdough Sandwich Bread

This recipe is very approachable and simple to follow!  It will yield two medium loaves.


  • 200g - Active Sourdough Starter
  • 1 ¼ c. - Warm Water (not Hot)
  • ⅓ c. - Sweetener of your choice (Honey, Maple Syrup, Sugar)
  • Qty 1 - Egg, Beaten
  • 2 ½ tbsp. - Fat (Oil or Butter)
  • ½ tbsp. - Salt
  • 4 - 5 c. - Flour

Tools Needed

  • Bread Mixer (Optional) - you can do it by hand if you don’t have a mixer
  • Parchment Paper
  • Bread Pans
  • Kitchen Scale


Directions (Video to come shortly)

STEP 1: Getting Started

In your mixer, combine the following:  

  1. Sourdough starter
  2. Water
  3. Sweetener of choice
  4. Egg (already beaten)
  5. Butter (or oil)
  6. Salt

STEP 2:  Add Flour and Knead

Begin adding flour while mixing.  Adding flour 1 cup at a time lets you gauge your progress.  You’ll stop adding flour once the sides of the bowl are clean and the dough starts to clump to one side.  

Continue to mix until all of the dry flour is mixed in.  The dough should be tacky, but not sticky, and the sides of the bowl should be clean.

Knead dough for 10 minutes.

Cover the bowl and set aside until the dough has approximately doubled in size.  This should take 4-6 hours, depending on your home’s temperature. 

STEP 3:  Form and Bake

Once your dough is ready, form it into loaves.  Place loaves in baking pans and let rise for 2-5 hours (depending on time). 

PRO TIP:  Line pans with parchment paper to prevent it from sticking

Bake at 400F/205C for 22-30 minutes until internal temp is 180F/82C.

Remove the pans from the oven.

Remove the bread from the pans and place on a cooling rack.  Coat the crust with butter.  Allow bread to cool. 

Enjoy!  Keep the bread in your fridge (or freezer) if it will not be enjoyed within a week.

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