Enjoy delicious sourdough that you made yourself with our simple recipe. Our Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe takes just twenty to minutes to prep for the oven.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 32 servings
1 cup sourdough starter (See tip.)
1-1/2 cups warm water
2 tsp. fast-rising yeast
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. salt
5 cups flour
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/4 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Sunflower Kernels
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Let's Make It
Combine sourdough starter, water, yeast, honey and salt in large bowl. Add flour and 3 Tbsp. cheese; stir until mixture is well blended and forms soft dough. Place in bowl sprayed with cooking spray; turn dough over. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1-1/2 hours or until doubled in volume.
Divide dough in half; shape each into oval loaf on parchment-covered baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Cover. Let rise in warm place 1 hour or until doubled in volume.
Heat oven to 425°F. Use serrated knife to cut 2 deep diagonal slices in top of each loaf; brush with egg white. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels and remaining cheese.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.
If you don't have a friend from whom you can get the live sourdough starter, you can instead purchase it, usually in the colder months, in specialty food stores. Or you can order it year-round from the internet. Once purchased, just follow directions on how to feed it to keep it alive.
Active yeast usually requires an initial proofing of the yeast with warm liquid and sugar until bubbling before adding the other ingredients. Fast-rising, or instant, yeast does not require this initial proofing step.
How to Easily Measure the Honey
When measuring a sticky liquid, such as honey, first spray the inside of the measuring spoon or cup with cooking spray. The sticky liquid will then slide right out.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 17g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.