Thick Brush Stroke

Simple Bread Machine Sourdough Recipe

No Yeast

Thick Brush Stroke

Make traditional sourdough with a fraction of the effort by using your bread machine!



sourdough starter

all  purpose flour

Gather Ingredients



feed your starter


Feed the starter late the night before (9pm) you want to bake or early in the morning.

In the morning...


Once your starter has doubled, place all ingredients into your bread machine pan with the paddle in place.

form the hot cross bun dough


Start your machine and allow it to run through a regular loaf cycle and take it out just before baking begins.

Start Your Bread Machine

Shape The Loaf


1. Empty the sourdough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape it into a batard (oval loaf) or boule (round loaf).

Bulk Ferment


Turn your dough over and place it in your proofing basket with the seam side up. At this point you can do your bulk ferment in a warm spot in your kitchen for around 3-5 hours or wrap your boule and place it in the fridge overnight.

Preheat + Score


Place your cast iron dutch oven into your oven and preheat it at 450°F (232°C). Uncover the uncooked sourdough boulle, turn it onto a large square of parchment paper and score it with a sharp knife or razor blade.



Using your parchment paper as a sling, lower the bread into your hot dutch oven. Place the lid on and cook it in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the lid and bake uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the sourdough is caramel in color.