Here you'll find a selection of sourdough bread recipes you really must try. They are all true sourdough recipes with no added commercial yeast.
You'll need an active, bubbly sourdough starter to make these sourdough loaves successfully.
You can find easy instructions to make a sourdough starter here.
Once you've mastered a simple sourdough loaf, it can be fun to try different flavors and shapes.
I've put together a collection of both sweet and savory sourdough bread recipes that are sure to tempt an array of different taste preferences.
From loaves that use coffee instead of plain water to, to spicy loaves studded with jalapeños to loaves sweetened with chocolate, there really is a recipe here for every occasion and taste preference.
You might even like to try your hand at making a bubbly sourdough focaccia bread sprinkled with fresh rosemary and salt.
What is Sourdough Bread?
Sourdough bread is bread that is leavened with "wild yeast" that is naturally occurring, as opposed to using commercial yeast. Commercial yeast has been modified and honed specifically for bread making so it is very reliable.
That being said, despite its nuances, sourdough bread has a myriad of health benefits that makes the somewhat long process worthwhile.
And have I mentioned the flavor? It really is out of this world good!
If you've got leftover sourdough bread, these croutons are a great way to use it up without wasting it.
Baker's Schedule for Sourdough Bread
One of the most important parts of successful sourdough baking is creating a baking timeline that works for your lifestyle and the hands on time you have available.
Sourdough bread, while a longer process than commercial yeasted breads, can most certainly be made around pretty much any lifestyle - even the busiest full time work schedule.
Best Tips for Making Sourdough Bread
No matter what flavor of sourdough bread you're making, you'll want it to be the best sourdough ever. Here are some of the most searched articles on this site - all of which will help you bake better sourdough bread.
- How to Feed a Sourdough Starter
- Knowing When Bulk Fermentation is Finished
- How To Get a More Open Crumb
- Best Tips for Sourdough Oven Spring
- Best Tips for a Thinner or Softer Crust
- How To Score Sourdough Bread
- How to Get a Dark, Glossy Sourdough Crust
- Getting Blisters on Sourdough Bread
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Sourdough Bread Recipes
In order to make deliciously light and airy sourdough bread, you'll need to use your starter at it's peak - this is the best time to use sourdough starter.
There are lots of variables to get right in order to make successful sourdough bread.
Here are the list of sourdough bread recipes in alphabetical order:
- Beginner Sourdough Baguette Recipe
- Brioche Sourdough Loaf
- Chocolate Chip Sourdough Bread
- Chocolate Walnut Sourdough Bread
- Coffee & Maple Infused Date Sourdough Bread
- Everything Bagel Sourdough Bread
- Focaccia Sourdough Bread with Rosemary + Salt
- Fougasse (French Flat Bread
- Fruit Sourdough Bread with Cinnamon
- Honey Oat Sourdough Bread
- Jalapeño Cheese Sourdough Bread (with a secret ingredient)
- Lemon & White Chocolate Sourdough Bread
- Maple Infused Blueberry & Sweet Lemon Zest Sourdough
- Multigrain Sourdough Bread
- Olive Sourdough Bread
- Orange Cranberry Sourdough Bread
- Pickle Sourdough Rye Bread
- Pumpkin Sourdough Bread
- Simple Sourdough Bread
- Sourdough Flat Breads (Tortillas)
- Sourdough Naan Bread
- Sourdough Oatmeal Bread
- Sourdough Parmesan Bread with Rosemary
- Sourdough Sandwich Bread
- Walnut Raisin Sourdough Bread
- Whole Wheat Rye Sourdough Bread
Beginner Sourdough Baguette Recipe
If you've been wanting to try sourdough baguettes, but feel a bit intimidating - this is the guide you need! An easy beginner's recipe with full shaping guide. And leftover sourdough baguettes make the most delicious sourdough crostini.
Sourdough Brioche Loaf
This is a super popular sourdough bread recipe with a rich buttery taste and almost cotton candy texture - it's sooooo good! You can eat it warm or even toast it for the best toast you've ever had!
Chocolate Walnut Sourdough Bread Recipe
The delicious combination of rich chocolate and crunchy walnuts will have you wanting another slice! The flavor of this chocolate sourdough bread might surprise you. It is chocolate - however it's not super sweet.
Chocolate Chip Sourdough Bread
Coffee & Maple Infused Date Sourdough
This sourdough bread is like nothing you've ever tried! Honestly this remains one of my firm favorites! It's sweet, a little salty with rich, chocolately undertones from the espresso coffee. You've really got to try it at least once!
Simple Sourdough Focaccia Bread
Sourdough focaccia is probably the simplest way to enjoy a sourdough bread. With very minimal hands on time, the result is a light, airy bread. It's full of bubbles, yet has a lovely golden crust - especially if you bake in an oiled cast iron pan.
Sourdough Fougasse (French Flat Bread)
This sourdough fougasse recipe is super easy to pull together and makes the most delicious centrepiece to a table shared with friends. You can top it with whatever you like, from your favorite herbs, cheese or even olives. Have some fun with this delicious french sourdough bread.
Sourdough Fruit Bread Recipe
There's just something about cinnamon fruit toast ... and wait til you try it with that unmistakable sourdough tang! You'll be addicted! This sourdough fruit loaf is pretty easy to put together but you'll need to make two because the first one will disappear!
Honey Oat Sourdough Bread Recipe
Hands down one of the most popular sourdough bread recipes on my site, this honey oat sourdough bread recipe is a must try! The aroma that fills your kitchen when this is baking really is next level!
Jalapeño Cheese Sourdough Bread
Spicy jalapeño cheddar sourdough is best made with pickled jalapeños and good quality cheddar cheese. Honestly the crust on this one is delicious, especially when the cheese melts and caramelises! Give it a try today.
Lemon & White Chocolate Sourdough Bread
An unusual combination, but one you really need to try! I wasn't sold on this one ... until I made it and couldn't stop eating it! Perfect for breakfast or even afternoon tea ... and makes amazing bread pudding!
Maple Blueberry & Sweet Lemon Zest Sourdough Bread
A delightful combination of blueberries and lemon zest with added sweetness from a little maple syrup. This sourdough loaf screams all things summer!
Easy Multigrain Sourdough Bread Recipe
If you love all things grainy goodness, then this sourdough loaf will be right up your ally. Filled with all the goodness of whole-grains, you can tailor this sourdough loaf to whatever you have in your pantry.
Sourdough Oatmeal Bread
Sourdough oatmeal bread or porridge bread is really easy to make. A breakfast staple, this wholesome sourdough bread is perfect for toasting or enjoying fresh. It lends itself to both sweet and savory applications and is just as delicious under eggs as it is smothered in butter and jam!
Sourdough Olive Bread Recipe
With the addition of your favorite olives, this sourdough loaf will become a fast favorite on your next antipasto platter! I love adding simple black Kalamata olives, but you really can add whatever olives you love to eat!
With rosemary added for extra flavor and fragrance, this sourdough is sure to be a winner at your family table.
Pickle Sourdough Rye Bread Recipe
Hands up if you love dill pickles? If you're someone who loves pickles as a snack, you are going to love this sourdough rye bread made with diced pickles and pickle juice! Honestly it's a flavor sensation ... imagine your next roast beef sandwich or grilled cheese made with sourdough pickle bread! What a flavorful combination!
Pumpkin Sourdough Bread
Pumpkin sourdough bread will be the star of your Thanksgiving table, although it can be enjoyed at any time of the year! Made using pumpkin puree, this autumn colored loaf will delight your tastebuds. Serve it with honey cinnamon butter for a match made in heaven.
Simple Sourdough Bread Recipe
Sourdough doesn't get much simpler than this! This simple sourdough recipe has been followed by thousands of sourdough bakers, both beginners and more advanced bakers with great success.
You'll enjoy the simplicity of this delicious sourdough bread with easy step by step instructions.
Sourdough Flat Breads
While these aren't a traditional sourdough loaf, these versatile flat breads are indeed sourdough bread. You can use them as wraps, tortillas, pizza bases ... you're only limited by your imagination! The best thing is they are absolutely forgiving and need no shaping or finesse.
Soudough Naan Bread
While not a traditional sourdough loaf, sourdough naan is a type of sourdough bread nonetheless! These soft, tender naan breads are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite curry or even casserole!
Simple to make, they will be sure to become a family favorite in your home.
Sourdough Parmesan and Rosemary Loaf
This fragrant sourdough parmesan and rosemary loaf is sure to surprise and delight. I love making this loaf in a wreath shape, but it really doesn't matter what shape you make it - it's delicious!
For an extra boost of flavor, why not try adding some roasted garlic cloves.
Sourdough Sandwich Bread (soft crust and crumb)
Having a sourdough sandwich bread in your arsenal of recipes is a must. This classic sourdough sandwich bread features a soft crumb and crust, but will stand up to the heartiest of fillings! Why not give it a try today.
Whole Wheat Rye Sourdough Bread Recipe
If you love the more wholesome flours, this easy whole wheat rye recipe is the perfect combination of flours. It gives you the heartiness of whole grain without losing too much of the oven spring you love. It's a great beginner's recipe for those who wish to experiment with whole wheat and rye.
I hope this collection of sourdough bread recipes helps you to further extend your love of sourdough bread and gives you the confidence to experiment with new flavors and textures in your baking.