Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

There is lots of sourdough recipes out there, this one is mine. Hope you enjoy. This makes two round loaves. Time does not include 2 1/2 hours rising time. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup water. In a large mixing bowl or KitchenAid, combine 1/2 cup water, starter, honey, butter, dissolved yeast and salt. Blend well. Gently stir in flour. Knead dough for about 5 minutes, adding more flour (if necessary) to prevent dough from being sticky.
  2. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning dough to coat the top. cover with a towel and let rise until doubled (about 1 1/2 hours).
  3. Punch down and divide in half. Shape into 2 round loaves and place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 4" apart. Cover and let double in size (about 1 hour).
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F Bake 15 minutes; reduce heat to 375F and bake an additional 20-25 minutes longer or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan and cool on wire racks.
Most Helpful

Great results...great instructions...made long twisted loaves instead of round ('cause I failed to read that part and that's the shape that "felt right" at the time :) ) used Sourdough Bread Starter (a starter that I have been nursing for a couple of months) & they worked simpatico together...:) brushed the tops with a honey,butter,garlic glaze...YUM -thanks 2Bleu{s} for a delish sourdough bread... a keeper in my books and one that I will be returning to often- for sure...a new fav.

free-free January 12, 2009

This recipe was wonderful..... I made sourdough rolls out of it and used the sourdough starter that was recommended..... The flavor was outstanding and reminded me of the sourdough rolls my grandma made every holiday for dinner..... This is a definite keeper.... Thanks so much for sharing.....

gertc96 May 17, 2008

Very nice sourdough bread. Texture was great however I thought it had way too much salt. I'll decrease it to about a tsp. next time. Dough was very easy to work with. I used PaulaG's Foolproof Sourdough Starter for my starter. Thanks

~Nimz~ May 11, 2008