Mon's Quick Sourdough Recipe

Mon’s Quick Sourdough

Recipe makes one loaf.

Step 1: make levin


25gr of sourdough starter

40gr water

35gr flour

Mix in a large bowl and leave on the bench to become levin. I mix this up first thing in the morning, leave a tea towel over the top and when I come back from work (roughly 8 hours later) it’s ready.

Step 2: folding



250gr water

350gr flour

1 tsp salt

Mix into a shaggy dough in the bowl.

In 30mins, you need to turn and fold the dough. Instructions on folding and turning instructions can be found online here. I found the dough is quite sticky, so I use a large spoon to fold and turn. I pick up one side of the dough with the spoon and fold the dough over to the other side of the dough. I turn the bowl one quarter and repeat 4-5 times.

I set the alarm for 30mins again and do this a minimum of 6 times.

Step 3: proof in the fridge

Turn the dough onto a well-floured board. The dough will probably be quite sticky and soft, that’s normal.

Fold and tuck the dough into a nice ball. I line a soup bowl or bread proofing basket with glad wrap. Place the dough into the bowl or basket, fold glad wrap over the dough and leave in the fridge overnight (minimum). I have left it in the fridge for up to three days. The longer you leave it the sourer it becomes.

Step 4: bake

Preheat oven to 230 degrees celsius (fan forced). Just before you put the bread in the oven, line a tray, gently tip the dough onto the tray and stick straight in the oven. Sometimes the dough expands really quickly once you tip it out, so I don’t tip out until I’m about to open the oven door.

You can also cut a few slits on top of the dough before putting it in the oven.

To help with crust, I put a small bowl of water in the bottom of the oven and I throw a few ice cubes into the bottom try of the oven to create some steam.

Cook at 230 degrees celsius (fan forced) for 10mins.