17 Reviews

This made the best bread yet in my new bread machine. I used Diana Neal's starter recipe. The outside was crusty, the inside soft and chewy, and it had great flavor. I will make this on a regular basis.

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Sudie January 08, 2003

This is the best and simplest sourdough recipe I have ever made. My husband especially loves it because it isn't sweet, and says my bread is too sweet even if I only add a single teaspoon of sugar! I have been trying to incorporate more whole wheat flour into our bread, so I use 1 2/3 whole wheat flour plus 1 cup all purpose when I make this, and add an additional 1/2 tsp of yeast so it won't be too heavy. I have made this using the dough cycle, and the bread machine's bake cycle and love it both ways! Hooray for delicious and convenient sourdough bread! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Southern Chef!

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AlaskanAmateur March 15, 2011

I didn't have such good results with this recipe. It kind of caved in on itself during the baking or rising. The taste was ok and I cut off the top but not a pretty loaf of bread and very crusty. I will try this again and maybe add some sugar and more yeast to the recipe.

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athomenow January 12, 2012

Really good recipe. Being Nora I can never make a recipe exactly as written...I used 2c. of white flour, 1/3c.-Wheat bran, and 1/3c. of flax seed meal. The bread turned out light and perfectly grained. My starter isn't very sour yet but it still had the distinct sourdough taste.

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NoraNora November 08, 2011

Made this in my bread machine this time, just to see if we would like the results. I figured the next time I could try baking it in the oven. We were THRILLED! We got a nice, airy loaf of bread that was absolutely fabulous. This is my first time to use a sourdough starter, so I am hoping that it becomes a little more sour. In any case, this was a marvelous bread that turned out perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

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Julie F April 24, 2011

Sometimes the easiest things are the best. That's the case with this recipe. I have made it no less than six times and it is perfect every single time. I have tried a lot of other bread machine sour dough recipes, but this is the only one that works like a charm. Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE!!!

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Misterol March 23, 2010

TALK ABOUT EASY! I used the recipe for this starter. Foolproof Sourdough Starter #137811 I highly recommend that starter if you have problems starting a batch. This bread machine recipe is ridiculousy easy! DH & I are soooooo pleased that the sourdough taste comes through so well! I can't wait till the next loaf! Thanks Southern Chef! THIS IS A KEEPER!

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YaYa September 13, 2009

Excellent!! I had a cup of sourdough that needed using yesterday. I also had a house full of kids and wanted something easy. This can't get much easier. I threw it in the breadmachine and let it go. I did set it on dough setting and made 12 beautiful buns out of it. My dad loves sourdough and I will be making these again on Friday to take to him. Thanks for a wonderul simple recipe.

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KennKonn January 28, 2009

I loved it! Excellent loaf of bread, just right in taste, consistency and texture. I loved it expecially when making my grilled cheese sandwich to go with my homemade Chicken Noodle soup! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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MamawCook February 27, 2008
Sourdough Bread for the Bread Machine