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focaccia sourdough bread

Focaccia Style Sourdough Bread Recipe

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  • Author: Stephani Jenkins
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy sourdough recipe is a crowd pleaser in my house and it’s the simplest sourdough recipe I’ve found!


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  • 2 c. spelt flour, (250 g)
  • 2 c. whole wheat flour or unbleached white flour, (250 g)
  • 1 3/4 c. water, (400 g)
  • 1/3 c. sourdough starter, (75 g)
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase), (10 g)
  • A generous drizzle of olive oil (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!), for baking, (or avocado oil)

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  1. The morning before (about 12 hrs) you want to start the bread, feed your sourdough starter. Use 1 tbsp of starter and feed it 1/3 cup (40 grams) white unbleached flour and 3 tablespoons (40 grams) water. Cover it and let it sit on the counter overnight.
  2. By evening, the sourdough starter should have at least doubled in height. In a large non-metallic bowl, add the water and then the flour. Pour 1/3 cup of the starter in one side of the bowl, and pour the salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase) in the other side, to keep them separate until you stir it all together.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, scrape the dough away from the walls of the bowl and fold it in on itself. Mix this way until the dough is a straggly mess and not quite uniform. Cover the bowl and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, finish folding the dough over (I usually use my clean hands) until the dough is uniform.
  5. Cover the bowl and let it sit overnight on the counter.
  6. The next morning, place parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Drizzle it generously with oil. With your oiled hands, scoop the dough out of the bowl and pour it onto the pan, doing your best not to tear the dough. Gently spread the dough evenly across the baking sheet, until it is somewhat round or rectangular shaped, using the tips of your fingers or knuckles to form little dimples in the dough.
  7. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes on the center rack of the oven.
  9. Remove bread from the oven and let it cool for at least 30 minutes. Slice and serve. You can also cut it in half crosswise and make flatbread sandwiches.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 367mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 7g