Sanctuary Ridge Family Recipes

Sourdough Bread

Fresh Baked Sourdough Bread

Secret Recipe!

I’m so excited to share this recipe with ya’ll! It’s easy, versatile, and inexpensive to make. If you like Rye bread, use 1/2 Rye flour. A fan of Wheat bread? Just use 1/2 wheat flour. Does your family like white bread or oat bread? You can make your favorite flavor! I recommend using 1/2 bread/white flour and 1/2 wheat (for example) to keep it from being dry and heavy. You absolutely can make this with all wheat flour but it will crack on top and be a very heavy bread. Just experiment with your favorite flour blend to find the combination you like best! This is amazing sandwich bread- just make sure you use a bread knife to slice your bread please!

Special Note:

Please note that the directions say “morning” or “evening” because each step of the recipe takes place 10-12 hours apart. For example, if you “feed” the starter in the morning you will be making dough in the evening, making loaves the following morning and then baking the bread in the evening. And vice versa if you “feed” the starter in the evening you will be making dough the following morning, making loaves that evening and baking the bread in the morning. If you work outside the home, you need to plan accordingly with what works best for your schedule.

Next week I will share my secrets for Sourdough Danish, Cinnamon Rolls, and Apple Cinnamon Breads!

Sourdough Bread Recipe

Monica Scott
This old family recipe is tried and true! Perfectly balanced texture, flavor and versatility to make sandwich loaves, rolls, buns, and sweet rolls.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • baking pans
  • pan spray
  • plastic wrap



Step One

  • 1. (morning or evening) In a large mixing bowl or KitchenAid Mixer, combine the first five ingredients and stir. Next, add 2 cups of flour at a time, mixing between each addition of flour until a dough is formed. See the video below for dough consistency. It will be a little sticky but not so much that you can't work it by hand. If you need to then add a little more flour. Spread 1 TBSP of vegetable oil over the dough, cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise for approximately 10-12 hours on the kitchen countertop.

Step Two

  • 2. (evening or morning) Now it is time to knead the dough to pop all the air bubbles. Make sure you dust the surface with flour so it doesn't stick! Spray two bread pans with non-stick spray. Separate the dough into two equal portions. Form the dough into a loaf and place into the bread pans. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 8-12 hours on the kitchen countertop. In winter it takes longer to rise.

Step Three

  • 3. (morning or evening) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the bread at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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