San Francisco Sourdough Bread


Use a good sourdough starter, one you have tended to, for best flavor.

two loaves of San Francisco Sourdough Bread
2 loaves


  • 4 ¾ cups bread flour

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 1 cup warm milk

  • 2 tablespoons margarine, softened

  • 1 ½ cups sourdough starter

  • 1 extra large egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • ¼ cup chopped onion


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, and dry yeast. Add milk and softened butter or margarine. Stir in starter. Mix in up to 3 3/4 cups flour gradually, you may need more depending on your climate.

  2. Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead for 8 to 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turn once to oil surface, and cover. Allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in volume.

  3. Punch down, and let rest 15 minutes. Shape into loaves. Place on a greased baking pan. Allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled.

  4. Brush egg wash over tops of loaves, and sprinkle with chopped onion.

  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or till done.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
2g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 87mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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