How to Make Sourdough Bread Without the Starter

By Cathy Conrad

Sourdough bread is a favorite in the south. Traditional sourdough bread requires "starter" dough, which is considered fermented and left on the counter for several days. You use a small amount "starter" combined with bread making ingredients to make a loaf of bread. Today, you don't have use the "starter.

Sourdough Bread

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Step 1

In one bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Stir in the sugar and add the oil and salt.


Step 2

Mix the soda with the buttermilk and add to the bowl.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder together. Add the buttermilk and water mixture from the first bowl to this bowl and mix very well.


Step 4

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Flour hands and pick dough up, lightly patting flour all over the dough ball. Place into the greased loaf pan.

Step 5

Put in pre-heated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and turn out onto a plate to cool.