Homemade Sourdough


4 CUPS flour
2 TSP salt
1 ¼ CUPS water
1 CUP starter, stir before using


  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl, and knead for 10 minutes on low if using a machine; if kneading by hand, knead for 20 minutes until dough is stretchy yet doesn’t stick to your hands.
  2. Place kneaded dough into a large floured bowl with a towel over the top, then sprinkle flour and let it rise for 12 hours.
  3. Place risen dough onto a floured board and knead for a few minutes. Place it into a floured proofing basket or a medium bowl, sprinkle flour and let it rise for another 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 480°F (250°C). Flip the dough onto a parchment paper, and transfer the dough and paper into a large cast-iron dutch oven. Score the top of the bread.
  5. Place the lid on top and bake for 30 minutes. Take the lid off and bake for another 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  6. Transfer onto a cooling rack and let it rest for an hour. Knock the bottom of the bread to listen for a hollow knock.


1. Need a starter recipe? Check out this link: https://tasty.co/recipe/sourdough-starter

2. The dough is going to be wet--that’s ok! Resist the urge to add more flour and keep kneading until the dough is tacky, but not sticky.

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