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One-Hour Sourdough Bread
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5 from 12 votes

One Hour Sourdough Bread

This One-Hour Sourdough Bread really goes from scratch to finish in one hour flat. You do need to add yeast to this recipe for the single rise, but the sourdough starter (or discard) adds terrific flavor and nutrition.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rise time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 110kcal


  • Small Dutch Oven (2 quarts) or a small, metallic or glass baking dish
  • Stand mixer (optional), or large bowl


  • 2 cups bread flour
  • ½ cup sourdough starter (or sourdough discard)
  • 2 teaspoon instant yeast (or active dry yeast)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup lukewarm nondairy milk (I used oat milk)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup lukewarm water (you might not need all of this)1


  • Place all ingredients except water in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attached.
  • Mix until the dough comes together. Continue kneading for a couple of minutes, trickling in the water if necessary. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
  • As soon as you have a ball of dough, place it in on a sheet of parchment paper, then lift the parchment paper into a dutch oven. Cover with the lid and place in a warm spot. It is important to ensure that the dough has a mice, cozy, warm place to rise as you are hoping to get this done really quickly and dough will take longer to rise in a slow oven.
  • While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 500 degress Fahrenheit.
  • After 20-25 minutes the dough should have nearly doubled. At this point make a gash in the top of the bread using a sharp blade or serrated knife.
  • Place the bread in the hot oven and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven. The bread should sound hollow when you tap on it with your knuckles. Let it cool down for at least 10 minutes in the Dutch oven placed on a rack, then remove and continue to cool the loaf on the rack.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg