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Rustic Sourdough Bread Recipe

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Rustic Sourdough Bread

Our latest bread maker includes new artisan baking modes that let you create gourmet loaves, like this rustic sourdough bread made by incorporating a longer fermentation process for a delicious, mildly sour taste.


  • 80 g rye flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 60 g plain flour
  • 80 ml water 20°C
  • 0.1 g yeast use the sourdough starter spoon

  • Sourdough starter
  • 320 g strong white flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 130 ml water
  • 1/2 tsp yeast for SD-ZB2512, put in the yeast dispenser

  • Instructions

  • 1. Put all the ingredients in the sourdough cup provided and mix well. Put the lid on.
  • 2. Remove the kneading blade and place the cup in the bread machine.
  • 3. Select MENU 27 and press START this program will take 24 hours.
  • 4. Press ‘Stop’ and remove the sourdough cup immediately* when machine beeps 8 times and the bar at ‘End’ flashes. The flashing start light will go off.
  • 5. Store the sourdough starter in the fridge** and use all up within 1 week.
  • *If you leave the sourdough starter in the bread maker fermenting power decreases and the bread does not rise.
  • **If the sourdough starter is stored in the freezer or at room temperature fermenting power is lost.

  • 1. Put the kneading blade back in the machine.
  • 2. Add the ingredients in the order listed above*.
  • 3. Select MENU 10 and press START.
  • 4. When the cycle is complete turn out and allow to cool before slicing/serving.

  • *If using the SD-ZB2512 bread maker put the yeast in the yeast dispenser.