Simple Sourdough Bread for Non-Bakers

This recipe will show you how to use your sourdough starter to make some delicious and gorgeous sourdough bread at home!

Servings 8
Author The BlueEyed Chef


  • 1 Cup Sourdough Starter
  • 3.5 Cups Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1.5 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Water


  1. Add Sourdough Starter to a large bowl

  2. To starter, add sugar and olive oil and mix well to combine

  3. Add water and whisk together until well combined

  4. Add 3 cups of flour and mix until no longer visible

  5. Add last 1/2 Cup of flour and mix until combined

  6. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes

  7. Add 1 Tbsp water and salt and mix until incorporated

  8. Complete 4 stretch and folds, allowing the dough to rest for 30-45 minutes in between each

  9. Dump dough on floured surface and shape into a ball.

  10. Place dough into a parchment lined bowl or basket and leave in the fridge overnight inside a plastic bag.

  11. Remove from fridge and allow to rest for 30 minutes on the counter

  12. Place pot in the oven and preheat to hottest temperature (500-525 F)

  13. Place bread with parchment into hot pot, place lid on top, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. 

  14. After 30 minutes, transfer the dough from pot to a cookie sheet and bake for 15 more minutes. 

  15. Let cool completely before slicing..Enjoy!!