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Sourdough Basics!

Updated: Jan 10, 2022

This post is for those who already have an active sourdough starter. If you want to learn how to make your own starter, keep your eye out for our sourdough starter post coming soon!

Yes, it is true that once you have a functional sourdough starter you can make all sorts of wonderful goodies! Your starter (if treated with care) can even last for generations. Today we are just sharing our basic great recipe. The photo above is the basic recipe with a lovely seed blend dusted on top.


  • 150g active sourdough starter

  • 350g water

  • 500g all-purpose flour

  • 8-10g salt


  1. Weigh out and whisk together your starter and water and set aside

  2. Weigh out your flour and salt

  3. Combine, with your hand, the two mixtures *NOTE a wet hand makes it easier to mix

  4. Mix until combined into one dough mass

  5. Let autolyse/rest for at least 8 hours - if you are doing this first thing in the morning, then you can expect an evening loaf. If you are doing this in the evening you can expect a lunchtime or dinner loaf. You can speed up or slow down the process by a few hours by the timing of your first turn

  6. Stretch and fold the dough on all sides after 8 hours - this is your first turn. Turn your dough 3 times

  7. After 45 minutes preform your second turn and third turn another 45 minutes after that

  8. Your dough should be slightly sticky and form a smooth ball

  9. Preheat oven to 450F

  10. Slightly flour the bottom of an oven-safe dutch oven

  11. Shape your dough as best you can by tucking the dough under itself and put into dutch oven

  12. Cover and bake for 40 minutes

  13. Take off lid after 40 minutes and bake another 10 minutes or until desired brownness

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