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Quick Sourdough Bread

April 26, 2013Teresa

Quick Sourdough Bread is just that! It’s a quick and easy sourdough bread that is made in the breadmaker, so you can have that great sourdough taste but without having to knead or wait for hours for the bread to raise before baking.  It has a wonderful sourdough-type flavor since it’s made with Greek yogurt and lemon juice.

The texture is light and fluffy and the taste is just marvelous. It’s an excellent recipe to serve for company. We like it served with salads, soups, or main course meals. Or, of course, if you’re like me you’ll want some for breakfast, too!

Around 1998-99 I collected this from friends who made it for us when they had us over for dinner one night. I’m pretty sure the original recipe was from her breadmaker cookbook, just like so many of my recipes have been. Quick Sourdough Bread makes a delicious 1 1/2-lb. loaf of bread that you’re whole family will enjoy. In fact, I can sit down and just eat slice after slice after slice of this bread….add butter and jam and I’m in hog heaven.

The original recipe calls for a baking time of 4 hours 25 minutes, but my breadmaker doesn’t allow a time bake (yes, it’s a really OLD breadmaker) so I put mine on the whole wheat setting which calls for extra rising time and cooks the bread for 4 hours 10 minutes. It turns out wonderfully that way, too.

If you’re looking for that rich taste of sourdough bread but without all the labor involved then consider trying this Quick Sourdough Bread recipe. You and your family will love it! This one has a lot more wholesome and healthy ingredients than many recipes, too. Especially since I substitute honey for the sugar in the recipe.

When I first posted this recipe back in April 2013, it was just before I became brave enough to start using my new Canon camera. So the pictures I took were from an iPhone 4 instead of a more high-powered camera. The iPhone wasn’t bad but it’s nothing compared to the Canon.

I recently remade this recipe for company a few weeks ago (February 2015). Again, I retook the pictures so you could have a better presentation of this beautiful and tasty bread. I not only served Quick Sourdough Bread for dinner that night, but, yes, I had a large slice the next morning grilled with a couple of delicious eggs on top for breakfast. Love this bread.

Update: I’ve made this recipe a dozen times in the last few weeks (October 2019). I’ve updated the recipe to reflect the best amounts for a perfectly rounded top without the bread caving in the middle or failing to raise properly. Enjoy.

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This plate of Quick Sourdough Bread shows the wonderful texture of this bread. It bakes up quite lovely.

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Quick Sourdough Bread bakes up lovely in the breadmaker. It’s great served with fruit and spread with jams for breakfast.

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This bread is so easy to make. It takes about 5 minutes to pop all the ingredients in a breadmaker and let the breadmaker do the work.

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We enjoy eating home baked bread with honey, jelly or preserves and sometimes even dipping in oil with herbs.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients, plus vital wheat gluten.

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Layer in above order into the bread canister. I make sure that the ingredients are not in clumps but distributed evenly throughout the canister. The original recipe called for the bread to baked for 4 hours and 25 minutes. I set my breadmaker on a regular bread cycle (which was approximately 4 hours) and this bread came out perfectly.

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Allow bread to cool in canister about 15 minutes. Invert bread onto bread board and butter the tops and sides so the crust doesn’t get hard.

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Allow the bread to cool an additional 15 minutes before slicing bread down.

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Slice down loaf. 

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I’m ready to eat a piece of this delicious bread right now! 

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Quick Sourdough Bread makes a 1 1/2-lb. loaf of bread that yields about 12 slices.

Here’s the recipe.

QUICK SOURDOUGH BREAD

(Recipe adapted from Connie Coleman, Southwest Baptist Church, DeSoto, TX; source: her breadmaker machine)

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Delicious sourdough-style bread made in the breadmaker with yogurt and lemon juice providing the sourdough effect.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Quick Sourdough Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #bread is so easy since it's made in the #breadmaker! You get that great #sourdough taste with a loaf of this scrumptious #HomemadeBread. #SourdoughBread #QuickSourdoughBread
Instructions
  1. Combine Icelandic yogurt with water; whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour into bread canister.
  3. Add lemon juice, butter, sugar and salt.
  4. Pour bread flour over top.
  5. Add yeast, then vital wheat gluten.
  6. Bake on a whole wheat setting or the longest setting possible.
  7. If your breadmaker has a timed setting, bake bread for 4 hours 25 minutes.
  8. My breadmaker bakes whole wheat for about 3 ½ hours.
  9. Makes a 1 1/2 to 2-lb. loaf.
  10. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing bread from canister.
  11. Brush top and sides of bread with butter so the crust doesn’t harden.
  12. Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before cutting into slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: My breadmaker does not have a setting where you can select a specific amount of time. I baked it on a wheat bread cycle for about 3 1/2 hours. 

NOTE: I prefer using Icelandic skyr yogurt because it's so much thicker than regular Greek yogurt.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

NOTE: I've used either honey or sugar for this recipe.

NOTE: When layering ingredients in breadmaker be sure to distribute evenly among the canister and not allow the ingredients to remain in clumps.

NOTE: After a day or two this bread will need to be refrigerated because it has no preservatives to deter mold.

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[b]Quick Sourdough Bread[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Connie Coleman, when we attended Southwest Baptist Church in DeSoto, TX (based on Connie’s bread machine cookbook)
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
Delicious sourdough-style bread made in the breadmaker with yogurt and lemon juice providing the sourdough effect.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup plain Greek [url href=”http://www.chobani.com/home/” target=”_blank” title=”chobani yogurt”]Chobani[/url] yogurt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp.[url href=”http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/brands/realemon/” target=”_blank” title=”realemon lemon juice”] ReaLemon[/url] lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 3 ¼ cups [url href=”http://www.goldmedalflour.com/” target=”_blank” title=”gold medal flour”]Gold Medal[/url] bread flour
  • 1 tbsp. honey or sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. dry yeast or 2 ¾ tsp. [url href=”http://www.breadworld.com/?gclid=CjwKEAiA0uGmBRDwj7mE1v-LlCYSJADxH16OxEwxmNG1dbEpCPnJPhXkBMzmCWLSXCJHVOm3X6hSbxoCh2vw_wcB” target=”_blank” title=”fleishmann’s dry yeast”]Fleischmann’s[/url] bread machine yeast
Instructions
  1. Put in the bread canister in the order listed.
  2. Bake 4 hours 25 minutes.
  3. Allow bread to cool 15 minutes before removing from bread canister.
  4. Butter top and sides of bread so crust doesn’t harden.
  5. Allow bread to cool another 15 minutes before slicing down.
  6. Makes a 1 1/2-lb. loaf.
 
Notes
My breadmaker does not have a setting where you can select a specific amount of time. I baked it on a regular bread cycle for about 4 hours. I’ve also baked it on a whole wheat cycle for a little longer. Both have worked fine.[br][br]I’ve used either vanilla or plain Greek yogurt.[br][br]I’ve used either honey or sugar for this recipe.[br][br]When layering ingredients in breadmaker be sure to distribute evenly among the canister and not allow the ingredients to remain in clumps.[br][br]After a day or two this bread will need to be refrigerated because it has no preservatives to deter mold.
Quick Sourdough Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #bread is so easy since it's made in the #breadmaker! You get that great #sourdough taste with a loaf of this scrumptious #HomemadeBread. #SourdoughBread #QuickSourdoughBread

Quick Sourdough Bread is a great bread to serve for breakfast with fresh fruit, butter, honey and preserves.

Quick Sourdough Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #bread is so easy since it's made in the #breadmaker! You get that great #sourdough taste with a loaf of this scrumptious #HomemadeBread. #SourdoughBread #QuickSourdoughBread

Yum. Are you ready to sample a slice?

Quick Sourdough Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #bread is so easy since it's made in the #breadmaker! You get that great #sourdough taste with a loaf of this scrumptious #HomemadeBread. #SourdoughBread #QuickSourdoughBread

If you enjoy Sourdough Bread, you’ll love this quick and easy breadmaker loaf.

Quick Sourdough Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #bread is so easy since it's made in the #breadmaker! You get that great #sourdough taste with a loaf of this scrumptious #HomemadeBread. #SourdoughBread #QuickSourdoughBread

Quick Sourdough Bread is a scrumptious homemade bread you can make yourself. In your breadmaker!

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Basic White Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is the easies #HomemadeBread #recipe ever since it's made in the #breadmaker. So delicious & bakes up perfectly every time. Wonderful side dish for any kind of meal. Delightful for #breakfast too. #bread #BasicWhiteBread

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Print Recipe
Quick Sourdough Bread BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Delicious sourdough-style bread made in the breadmaker with yogurt and lemon juice providing the sourdough effect.
Quick Sourdough Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #bread is so easy since it's made in the #breadmaker! You get that great #sourdough taste with a loaf of this scrumptious #HomemadeBread. #SourdoughBread #QuickSourdoughBread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Quick Sourdough Bread | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious #bread is so easy since it's made in the #breadmaker! You get that great #sourdough taste with a loaf of this scrumptious #HomemadeBread. #SourdoughBread #QuickSourdoughBread
Instructions
  1. Combine Icelandic yogurt with water; whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour into bread canister.
  3. Add lemon juice, butter, sugar and salt.
  4. Pour bread flour over top.
  5. Add yeast, then vital wheat gluten.
  6. Bake on a whole wheat setting or the longest setting possible.
  7. If your breadmaker has a timed setting, bake bread for 4 hours 25 minutes.
  8. My breadmaker bakes whole wheat for about 3 ½ hours.
  9. Makes a 1 1/2 to 2-lb. loaf.
  10. Allow bread to cool about 15 minutes before removing bread from canister.
  11. Brush top and sides of bread with butter so the crust doesn’t harden.
  12. Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before cutting into slices.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: My breadmaker does not have a setting where you can select a specific amount of time. I baked it on a wheat bread cycle for about 3 1/2 hours. 

NOTE: I prefer using Icelandic skyr yogurt because it's so much thicker than regular Greek yogurt.

NOTE: all-purpose flour does not contain the necessary gluten to bond the ingredients together as well as bread flour. The bread may turn out crumbly. For best results use bread flour.

NOTE: I recommend using Fleischmann's yeast or bread machine yeast in any yeast bread recipe. Red Star yeast just doesn't work as well.

NOTE: I've used either honey or sugar for this recipe.

NOTE: When layering ingredients in breadmaker be sure to distribute evenly among the canister and not allow the ingredients to remain in clumps.

NOTE: After a day or two this bread will need to be refrigerated because it has no preservatives to deter mold.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

18 Comments

  • Sylvia Stapor

    August 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Bought all fresh ingredients and my bread turned out badly…why ?

    1. Teresa

      August 6, 2018 at 6:24 am

      Hi, Sylvia. I’m sorry this didn’t work out well for you. I’ve never had a problem with this recipe. It could be that your breadmaker needs to be put on a longer cycle…like for wheat bread. Have you used the breadmaker before? Does it consistently turn out a good loaf of bread. Usually when this happens it’s because the water was too hot and it killed the yeast or it’s done under an AC vent or draft and that kills the yeast. Did any of those things occur?

    2. Teresa

      October 18, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Hey Sylvia. I just thought I’d let you know that I had the same thing happen to me when I made this a couple of weeks ago! I couldn’t believe it. So I made it again today (October 18,2019). This time I added 4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten on top of the yeast. It came out beautifully. I’ve adjusted the recipe to reflect this. I hope you give it another try.

  • Anonymous

    August 5, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Mine turned out badly…why ?

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  • Becky

    April 29, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Looks delish! I may give this a try sometime — yeast hates me, and so I’ve quit trying to make anything that requires it. I was given a breadmaker over a year ago that has been sitting out in the garage since then waiting for me to get around to finding a copy of the instruction manual. Maybe this recipe will be the jumping-off point to get me started having some success with stuff made with yeast, lol.

    1. Teresa

      April 30, 2013 at 8:44 am

      This is really one of the tastiest bread maker recipes I’ve tried. You may want to check out my post on “Tips for Baking Bread” because it has a lot of reasons why yeast fails. You may find it helpful. I keep mine in the refrigerator all the time until I use it to keep it fresh. Hope this helps.

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    This recipe looks wonderful, Teresa! Seriously, is there anything better in the world than a delicious, warm, fragrant loaf of freshly baked bread? If there is, we haven’t found it yet. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a wonderful week.

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