13 Favorite Sourdough Recipes

13 Favorite Sourdough Recipes

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I made my first (and only) sourdough starter in June 2013 and Bertha is still going strong today! Sourdough has become a staple in our house, and we absolutely LOVE it! In fact, I rarely, if ever, buy store-bought bread. I allot one day a week (at least) for baking sourdough bread–and we certainly have our favorite recipes. Picking my 13 Favorite Sourdough Recipes proved quite difficult, but I finally settled on a Baker’s Dozen!

Sourdough Starter - Bertha

(Post modified on 1/5/23.)

After nearly eight years of working with sourdough, I have tried my hand at many recipes. Some I’ve made a lot, and some not so much. This past year, I’ve tried a handful of new ones that we love. But trust me, you’ll only find my tried-and-true recipes listed below. 

I have so many favorite sourdough recipes that I’ve modified this post to feature sourdough recipes that have active or “fed” starters. Watch for another post in the near future that will feature my favorite “unfed” or discard recipes. See my complete list of Sourdough Recipes HERE.

 

#1 – TANGY SOURDOUGH BREAD

I make this recipe every week for two loaves. One for eating, and one for the freezer or to take to church potluck dinners. I’ve also been known to give these loaves as gifts. This is by far, our staple sourdough recipe that we never tire of. Especially when it comes straight from the oven. Yum!

Tangy Sourdough Bread
This bread is what comes to mind when you think of sourdough. Like San Francisco sourdough. It is the quintessential example of sourdough bread. Crispy golden crust with a bit of chewiness. Moist and tender open crumb, and a delectable tanginess that comes only from aged fermentation. 
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Sourdough Recipes - Tangy Sourdough Bread

 

#2 –  MULTI-GRAIN SOURDOUGH LOAVES

This is another main recipe that I make each week, which I call our breakfast bread, as I serve it toasted nearly every morning with bacon and eggs. It would certainly make good sandwich bread, too, however. 

Multigrain Sourdough Sandwich Bread
Here's a delicious recipe for homemade bread. Since making this bread, I no longer buy sandwich bread, but make this once a week instead. I call this our breakfast bread, as I toast it every morning to go with eggs and bacon.
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Recipe for Multigrain Sourdough Sandwich Bread

 

#3 – SOURDOUGH WHOLE-WHEAT BAGELS

Who doesn’t love homemade bagels? This is a great recipe to use with your sourdough discard. I like adding whole-wheat flour for a little extra nutritional value, but also, just because I like the flavor of whole-wheat products. Smear with cream cheese. Oh yeah. 

Sourdough Whole Wheat Bagels
If you've followed this recipe blog for very long, you know how much we enjoy our sourdough. Here's an easy recipe to make your own sourdough bagels. Serve with softened cream cheese. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Sourdough Whole Wheat Bagels

 

#4 – SOURDOUGH ENGLISH MUFFINS

This is another discard recipe (or you can use your fed sourdough starter for a higher rise). This recipe will make up to 24 muffins, depending on the size you make. I like to keep a few out for enjoying and freeze the remainder to use as desired. My favorite way to use these English muffins is for a breakfast egg sandwich, but they are also delicious with butter and jam. Yum!

Sourdough English Muffins
If you've visited this site very often, you probably know by now that I LOVE sourdough, and I love Sourdough English Muffins. They are so easy to make and so good to eat. We enjoy them with butter and jelly, and also for breakfast in egg and bacon sandwiches.
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Recipe for Sourdough English Muffins

 

#5 – ROSEMARY-GARLIC SOURDOUGH FLATBREAD

I love making this flatbread in the spring and summer months, when we tend to eat a little bit lighter evening meals. This is perfect served with a salad. Or simply by itself. The rosemary and garlic place this bread high on my list of favorites!

Rosemary-Garlic Sourdough Flatbread
Here's another sourdough recipe that we absolutely love. It’s the perfect companion to a light dinner salad or with Quiche, or just by itself.
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Recipe for Rosemary-Garlic Sourdough Flatbread

 

#6 – ARTISAN SOURDOUGH PIZZA DOUGH

This Artisan Sourdough Pizza Dough is one of the best recipes I’ve worked with to date, especially if you’re going for that charred crispy edge, puffy crust, and a simple topping. Flavored with a touch of onion and garlic, and a homemade chunky sauce, I think you’re going to love this one.

Artisan Sourdough Pizza Dough
This Artisan Sourdough Pizza Dough is one of the best recipes I’ve worked with to date, especially if you’re going for that charred crispy edge, puffy crust, and a simple topping. Flavored with a touch of onion and garlic, and a homemade chunky sauce, I think you’re going to love this one.
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Recipe for Artisan Sourdough Pizza Dough

 

# 7 – RUSTIC SOURDOUGH BAGUETTES

If you’ve never tried making baguettes, I encourage you to try this recipe. It’s perfect for Italian dinners when you want a hard, crusty bread to sop up some juices. Hard and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This recipe makes 4 small baguettes. Unlike most of my other sourdough recipes, this one is best eaten the day you make it. Otherwise, freeze it and warm up as needed.

Rustic Sourdough Baguettes
Oh my goodness! This is the best recipe for Sourdough Baguettes--hard and crusty on the outside, chewy on the inside, and just the right taste of tangy sourness.
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#8 – SOURDOUGH CINNAMON ROLLS

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for a weekend with family or to give to those you love. Bake them in two round cake pans–one for your family and the other for a friend. The Sourdough compliments the cinnamon sugar filling so well, plus, they will stay fresher longer because of the sourdough.

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls
This recipe is perfect for using your sourdough starter and makes delicious rolls for breakfast or snacking. Makes enough for the weekend or for sharing with your loved ones!
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Recipe for Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

 

#9 – Kansas Sourdough Bread

This Kansas Sourdough Bread could be used for sandwiches or just with butter as a table bread. It’s quite wonderful and named after my home state of Kansas with wheat flour, malted wheat flakes, and roasted sunflower kernels.

Kansas Sourdough Bread
This bread is dense and hearty, as well as incredibly flavorful and satisfying. It’s quite wonderful and is named after my home state of Kansas with wheat flour, malted wheat flakes, and sunflower seeds.
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#10 – SOURDOUGH PRETZELS WITH MUSTARD DIP

Just because this is listed as #10 on my list, does not mean it’s not a favorite. We love homemade pretzels. When I make these, I’m almost sure to have a family member stop by to enjoy them with us! Dipped in the tangy mustard dip, they have been known to ruin a person’s supper. They are so good!

Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip
We love these soft pretzels at any time of year. They are best served warm, fresh from the oven, but they’re also good hours later warmed in a toaster oven or even the next day. But trust me, they won’t last long.
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Recipe for Sourdough Pretzels with Mustard Dip

 

#11 – SOURDOUGH BREAD BOWLS

Okay, this is getting harder and harder as I close in on the end of my top sourdough recipes. Bread bowls is another new recipe that I tried that we really enjoy eating with creamy soups. This recipe is technically a branch off from my tangy sourdough bread. I simply divide it into 8 pieces rather than 2, and then I top it off with an egg wash and some seeds on the top.

Sourdough Bread Bowls
Sourdough Bread Bowls are so delicious and pretty with their seed toppings. Just slice the top, remove some of the bread filling, and spoon soup into them to enjoy.
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#12 – SOURDOUGH PUFF PASTRY

This is a new recipe I tried this year that I love. It’s not only great for desserts and appetizers, but also for topping pot pies or even for making Beef or Elk Wellington! Just a little tweaking and you can make Sourdough Chocolate Croissants.  I was amazed at how easy it is, AND how well the tanginess of the sourdough compliments the dough. Time-consuming, yes. But so worth it!

Sourdough Puff Pastry
Sourdough Puff Pastry is a great way to use your sourdough discard, and puff pastry can be used in so many ways. For tarts, toppings for pot pies, to make appetizers, or even the covering for Beef Wellington.
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#13 – And for a full Baker’s Dozen, SOURDOUGH DINNER ROLLS

Sourdough Dinner Rolls are so light and delicious. You’ll want to make them every week!

Sourdough Dinner Rolls
Sourdough Dinner Rolls are so light and delicious. They are so good, they will melt in your mouth. I know you are going to love them and will want to make them every week!
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If you haven’t done so already, I hope this post will tempt you to try making some of my favorite sourdough recipes. It was rather difficult to limit this list to a Baker’s Dozen!

See even more Sourdough Recipes Here.  And for an even greater breakdown, browse Sourdough Discard Recipes Here. 

 

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