Sourdough French Bread

deb baldwin


OKay, my favorite french bread and sourdough all mixed together.

This makes 2 loaves.

I don't know why my kids grew up to love bread as much as I do, but they do.

★★★★★ 3 votes
2 loafs
3 Hr
30 Min


1 pkg
active dry yeast, (2 1/2 teaspoons)
1 1/2 c
warm water (110*)
3 Tbsp
5 to 5 1/2 c
1 c
sourdough starter (room temperature)
2 Tbsp
butter (melted)
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
yellow corn meal


1In a large bowl, soften yeast in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Watch for bubbles.
Then blend in 2 cups flour, starter, sugar, butter and salt.
Mix well with wire whip.
Don't forget to put more flour and water in your starter.
2Combine 1 cup of flour and soda in a separate bowl and mix with a wire whip.
Stir flour/soda mixture into the flour/yeast mixture.
Add enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
3Knead on a floured surface till smooth (5 to 8 min).
Place into a greased bowl (I use butter) and turn to grease all sides.
Cover, set in a warm place, and let rise until double (approx. 1 to 1 1/2 hours).
4Punch down and divide in half.
Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
5Shape into 2 oblong or round loaves.
Place on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.
Or shape and place into bread pans.
Cover and let rise until almost double (about 1 hr.)
6Brush tops with water and make diagonal slashes across the tops
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
Bread loaves: 25 min

Remove from baking sheet.
Cool on bread rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: African
Hashtag: #sourdough