Simple Homemade Sourdough Bread

In a time when everything is uncertain, there is one thing that I know. I know that anyone can combine a few simple ingredients together to make delicious homemade sourdough bread. The aroma will bring your family and friends running for a slice of your love.

By combining active sourdough starter, some bread flour, water, and a bit of salt, in a few hours with a few deft pulls and turns, you will have a dough which will grow round and bubbly. You can then put that dough to bed in the fridge, and later bake it into a gorgeous, nutritious, and delicious loaf of bread the next morning. 

Simple Homemade Sourdough Bread


  • 50g Active sourdough starter
  • 350g Water
  • 500g Bread Flour
  • 9g or to taste Sea Salt



  • Measure 50g of active starter into a bowl.
  • Add 350g water to it and mix well.
  • Add 500g bread flour and 9g of good sea salt to the bowl.
  • Mix roughly until all the flour is absorbed, adding a few drops of water on the dry spots until it is evenly moistened. It will look a bit shaggy.
  • Cover, and let it rest an hour.
  • Right in the bowl, give it a series of pulls and turns (bringing the bottom edges to the top all around the bowl) to develop the structure of the bread.
  • Repeat hourly (or whenever you happen by your kitchen) about four times or so.
  • Let rise overnight.
  • Do a final series of pulls and turns and pop it into a rice flour lined banneton or linen tea towel lined bowl.
  • Refrigerate at least five hours or overnight before baking.


  • Cover with a piece of parchment paper and invert it into a cold Dutch oven or roasting pan.
  • Slash with a razor, cover, and bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit about 40 minutes, then uncover and let it finish baking and browning (about 20 more minutes).
  • Let cool completely before slicing…if you can wait that long!