This Easy Sourdough Bread in the bread machine is a simple solution for busy people. Make a really delicious sourdough style loaf without the work involved in looking after a sourdough starter.
4.92 from 12 votes
Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 40mins
Resting and Proving 9hrs
Total Time 9hrs50mins
Cuisine American, British
For the starter
175gramsstrong white flour
225gramsstrong white flour
Put the starter ingredients into the machine, put on the dough program.
Leave in the unopened machine for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight after the end of the cycle. The longer you leave it the stronger the flavour. You can transfer the pan to a warmer room if necessary and cover it with a clean tea towel.
Add the remaining ingredients
Put on the dough program.
If you wish to bake the bread in the bread machine and not the oven, then set to a baking program at this point.
When the programme is complete remove dough and knock-back, make into a round and leave to prove. for an hour until it has doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 220C.
Transfer the dough to a floured baking sheet. Slash the top of the bread with a sharp knife several times and bake for about 40 mins.
Remove from the oven and place on a cooling tray until completely cold.
Our bread machine is in a cooler part of our utility room. So when I am leaving the starter to rise overnight, I bring it into the warmer kitchen. You can bake this bread in your bread machine, but the crust and texture will not be the same.