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

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. See my complete list of Sourdough Recipes HERE.



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
Here's a sourdough recipe we adore and make every week. If you don't have a sourdough starter, you may make your own HERE. This bread is delicious with butter, makes wonderful Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, or use it to make your own Sourdough Croutons.
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Tangy Sourdough Bread



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. 

Multi-Grain 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 Multi-Grain Sourdough Sandwich Bread



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



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



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 for Dinner



This is another discard recipe that I love to make. I’ve made lots of banana bread in my lifetime and I name this one my favorite and I believe it’s because of the additional sourdough. Not only does it stay moist and tender longer, but it makes this delicious sweet crust when it bakes. I like to make it in small loaves so that I can share them or freeze them for later. We LOVE this quick bread. A definite family favorite.

Sourdough Banana Bread
Here's a delicious recipe to use with your "unfed" sourdough starter. It has a crisp sweet crust and is moist on the inside. Try some!
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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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This rye bread is perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day or for serving with corned beef. It makes a wonderful Reuben Sandwich. Our youngest daughter took this bread to the county fair and won Best-Bread, so it is truly a winner!

Sourdough Rye Bread
Here's a wonderful recipe that our youngest daughter took to the county fair and won Best Bread with. It's great served in a Reuben Sandwich.
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This is one of my latest sourdough recipes that I’ve been working on. And I have to admit that it’s quickly gaining as one of my top 3 sourdough recipes. We love this bread toasted for a morning or afternoon snack. Slice it very thin for a chicken tea sandwich. It’s not only pretty with it’s cinnamon swirls, but it’s delicious!

Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread
Here's a recipe that reminds me of home when my mom would toast raisin bread for us for breakfast. It's wonderfully delicious with a subtle sourdough tang mixed with sweet cinnamon.
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Recipe for Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread



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 - Super Bowl Menu Party Ideas



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
This past spring I made Sourdough Bread Bowls for the first time. They turned out so delicious, I have big plans to make them a lot this fall to serve with soup.
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Recipe for Sourdough Bread Bowls



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 BISCUITS

It wouldn’t be right to list my favorite sourdough recipes and not include Sourdough Biscuits–one of the first recipes I made with my sourdough starter! These biscuits are so good with a pot of stew or a bowl of sausage gravy in the morning. I especially like a sweet add-on to this recipe for Blueberry Sourdough Biscuits.

Sourdough Biscuits
Here's a recipe you make from an "unfed" starter that's pretty delicious with honey or homemade apple butter.
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Recipe for Sourdough Biscuits


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. 

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