Best Sourdough Recipes (Top 10)

In celebration of #RealBreadWeek 2016, I would like to share my top 10 sourdough recipes.

Best sourdough recipes for Real Bread Week

Real Bread Week is an annual event by the Real Bread Campaign celebrating real bread and its makers. While real bread can be leavened with commercial yeast or sourdough starter, I’d like to dedicate this real bread tribute to sourdough loaves specifically. Slow-fermented loaves of sourdough bread, using naturally-occurring lactobacilli and yeasts, are my favourite.

Top 10 sourdough bread recipes

  1. Pain de Campagne
    Made from a combination of white, wholemeal and rye flour, pain de campagne is a wonderful loaf of sourdough with a chewy crumb and rustic crust.

    Pain de campagne sourdough
    Pain de campagne, one of the best sourdough recipes I use on a weekly basis
  2. Sourdough Wholewheat Pita Bread
    A perfect choice for all your Middle Eastern salads, meat dishes and dips.

    Wholemeal sourdough pita breads
    Wholemeal sourdough pita breads
  3. Black Treacle Sourdough
    Distinctively dark, intensely rich and distinctively bitter-sweet, this black treacle sourdough bread tastes great with smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill pickled cucumber.

    Black treacle bread slice
    Black treacle sourdough bread
  4. German Sunflower Seed Sourdough
    A delicious loaf of rye-based bread infused with the nutty flavours of dry-roasted sunflower seeds.

    German sunflower seed sourdough bread
    German sunflower seed sourdough bread
  5. German Pumpernickel
    Authentic German pumpernickel, a very rich and heavy bread, made from whole rye berries and cracked rye and baked for 14 hours at a low heat.

    Pumpernickel Slice
    Juicy slice of Pumpernickel sourdough
  6. Danish Seeded Rye Sourdough
    A seeded sourdough option, using sunflower seeds, flax seeds, oats and cracked rye.

    Danish malted rye bread
    Danish malted rye sourdough bread
  7. 100% Rye Sourdough
    A nostalgic craving for all-rye breads is why I started baking bread. These sticky rye doughs will reward with superb moisture and flavour.

    100% rye bread cheese tomatoes
    100% rye bread based on sourdough fermentation
  8. 100%  Wholemeal Spelt Sourdough
    A wonderful recipe for those fond of spelt – light, highly nutritious with an appealing nutty flavour.

    Spelt sourdough bread slices
    100% spelt sourdough bread
  9. Rhubarb Sourdough
    Not sure what to do with all that rhubarb? Use stewed rhubarb as the liquid in your dough instead of water.

    Stewed rhubarb bread
    Stewed rhubarb sourdough bread
  10. Seaweed Sourdough
    Add seaweed to your breads. This seaweed sourdough recipe provides a great way of integrating seaweed into your daily diet.

    Seaweed (dulse) sourdough
    Seaweed sourdough loaf