I really want to call this sourdough on speed, but I was not sure what caliber of readers I would attract with that name. I have tested and tested and retested this recipe to make 100% sure that it does not fail. Inge commented on twitter (@inge_loker) how long her sourdough took to make and I can promise that if you don’t have two (or more) days and you do have a bread maker, that you can make this great tasting sourdough loaf knowing it will not fail you. My stepson James has been the recipient of all the testing loaves which has been great as not one loaf has gone to waste. I am still determined to make bread in my bread maker with my starter and rye flour, but that is for another day. Given that our winter weather does not allow me to make sourdough bread the old fashioned way, and that I have a very expensive bread maker that I am determined to get a lot of use out of, I am more than pleased at how well this recipe works, and by how little time I had to spend making the bread.
Sourdough Bread For The Bread Maker
To feed your starter
- 125 mls starter
- 250 mls white bread flour
- 240 mls water
For the bread
- 150 g fed starter
- 250 g water
- 25 g olive oil
- 500 g white bread flour, divided
- 10 g fine salt
- 10 g yeast
To feed your starter
- Place your starter into a bowl and add 60mls flour and 60mls water
- Cover with cling film and leave to stand for an hour
- Repeat until all the flour is used up
- Leave to stand for an hour
For the bread
- Place 150g fed starter into your bread maker tin
- add the water and the olive oil and half the flour
- Add the salt and the rest of the flour
- Add the yeast
- Place the tin into your bread maker and set for a standard 750g loaf using the darkest crust setting
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What I blogged:
- one year ago – Interview with Abigail Donnelly
- two years ago – Dried Shitake Mushroom and Apricot Biscotti
- three years ago – Henri’s Restaurant
38 thoughts on “Bread Maker Sourdough”
I can’t believe your interview with Abi was a year ago. How time has flown!
Time has flown! It is amazing that it is August already 🙂
Would love a bread machine.. French breads are not very varied..
No, the French don’t seem to do many types of breads do they?
Fabulous looking loaf Tandy. I would enjoy a slice with lashing of butter.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thanks Mandy 🙂
LOL at sourdough on speed title, yeah I’d be hesitant too!!
I was worried 😉
MMM,… What a lovely cross section of this beaytiful home-made sourdough bread! I love it too! 🙂
Thank you Sophie 🙂
I don’t have a bread maker but I sure it does make bread baking easier.
It is a pleasure when I don’t have time 🙂
I’ve been meaning to get into sourdough baking for ages – and I’ve recently acquired a bread maker (which I LOVE) so I’m really happy to see a way of combining the two.
Have a super fun time with your bread maker – you will not regret it!
You really have a knack for homemade breads!!
I love making bread – so rewarding Squishy 🙂
Fabulous – will try this when I am back in Spain!
Let me know if it works as well for you!
Your bread looks great Tandy, and yes, I love the seeds in it.
Have a great week ahead 😀
Thank you Juliana 🙂
What a gorgeous bread, so crusty but soft on the inside 😀
Thanks Uru 🙂
this bread looks fantastic Tandy–love the adition of all the seeds–need to do a bit of spring cleaning so i can find some space and then go out and buy a bread maker–or i can just wait for summer and try it the old fashioned way–but i am going to try it
It should be a lot easier to bake bread in Joburg the old fashioned way, if you have a nice warm spot in your kitchen for the proving 🙂
Your bread looks delicious! I never did get myself a bread maker!
Thanks Lizzy! This was my best buy for that year!
What a yummy looking story! I love adding thyme to fruit dishes, it really seems to match well, I would just LOVE to try your jam, and I have never dded nuts to my bread… I will have to fix that!
I am experimenting with herbs in sweet dishes at the moment Julie 🙂
Mmm…Mmm…the bread looks absolutely delicious. Nothing beats a nice home made slice of bread still warm out the oven with a little butter and jam : )
You are so right Barbara 🙂