JTC’s Sour Dough Bread

Sour Dough Bread has always been a favorite in my family. Recent studies have proven that this ancient bread making is a gut healthy go to.

This particular recipe is for a Bread Machine. It contains NO SUGAR. I specifically use Pink Himalayan Salt to add a bit of sweetness. It does contain dairy, but it can be optional.

How to make the Sour Dough Bread Starter

(This starter is a combination of what my grandmother used. The yeast used is to jump start the fermentation process. I changed the bread recipe a bit to accommodate for my bread machine. I do recommend a bread machine if you are going to make bread every day or every other day.)



  • 1 C. Non-chlorinated Water Room Temperature
  • 1 C Organic Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons Baker’s yeast

Mix in a glass jar and cover with cheese cloth or loose lid.

Keep out of direct sunlight.

Let it sit for 24 hours in a warm place.

STEP TWO: Feed the Starter.

Remove the covering and add 1 C Dechlorinated water and 1 C. Flour. Stir well.

Let sit for 4 to 5 days in a warm location.

You should see fermentation signs such as tiny bubbles on the surface. If no bubbles, move to a warmer spot and wait for a couple more days.

Once the mixture is ready, you’ll need to feed it by adding 1 C Warm Water and 1 C Flour. Let it sit over night. The next day remove 1 C of the starter and repeat the feeding process. The starter can be refrigerated. Just remember to allow the 1 C starter to come to room temperature before bread making.

JTC’s Sour Dough Bread Recipe

This recipe is for a bread machine, but it can be used for ovens.


  • 3 Cups Organic, Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 C Non-chlorinated Water- Room Temperature (IMPORTANT!)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ¼ C Organic Powdered Milk (Optional)
  • 1 C Sour Dough Starter


Step 1

  1. Put 1 C of Starter and 1 C Water in Bread Machine Basket.
  2. Let set about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Add Flour, Salt, Powdered Milk and Olive Oil.

Step 2

  1. Set Machine on 1.5 Lb loaf
  2. Set for desired crust. Medium or Light.
  3. Close lid and press start.

Simple Ingredients. No High Fructose Corn syrup. No Sugars. No artificial additives.

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