Natural Sourdough Bread


Natural sourdough Bread
Course Bread
Keyword Bread, Sourdough
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Swelling Time, Resting Time 14 hours
Servings 1 loaf


For sourdough starter

  • 3/4 oz flax seeds 20g
  • 3/4 oz sunflower seeds 20g
  • 1-1/4 oz rye meal 35g, or cereal flakes
  • 2-1/2 fl oz water 70 ml

For Bread dough

  • 5 oz rye flour type r 960 140g. Alternatively, use Rye Flour Type 1150
  • 5 oz wheat flour type w 1600 140g. Alternatively, use Wheat Flour Type 450
  • 5 oz rye sourdough 140g
  • 1 pinch bread spices 2g
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt 8g
  • 1/2 tsp yeast rounded, 2g
  • 4 fl oz water 120 ml
  • oil for the loaf pan


  • Pour approx. 40 ° C warm water over the grains and meal or cereal flakes for the source piece, mix the mixture and let it steep for 12 hours.
  • The next day, mix the remaining ingredients with the source piece and mix slowly in the food processor (or by hand). In the machine this takes about 7–8 minutes, with the hand a little longer. Then knead for another 2 minutes until the dough comes off the bowl (or from the hand).
  • Shape into a ball and leave covered for 60 minutes on a board or in a Weidling.
  • Work the dough into an elongated loaf, place in an oiled loaf pan and let rest for another 60 minutes at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 250 ° C, slide the loaf pan into the oven and bake at 250 ° C for 10–15 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 230 ° C and bake for another 45 minutes. The finished bread should have a core temperature of 95–97 ° C.
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