TX'S STYLE ~ SAN FRANCISCO SOURDOUGH BREAD. SF Sourdough: Time, Patience and Planning Skills! His recipe intrigued me when I first read it; the use of the refrigerator, the promised taste and sourness, and the sheer amount of steps and time. These kind of recipes always trigger my interest.

TX'S STYLE ~  SAN FRANCISCO SOURDOUGH BREAD First off, it should never be called SF Sourdough Bread for the same reasons as mentioned before, PLUS – I live in San Francisco, and we rarely see bread served with onion on top of sourdough. San Francisco-Style Sourdough Bread Instructions: Add all the ingredients except cornmeal in the bread pan of bread machine. After dough has risen, remove from bowl, and place on a lightly-floured board. You can cook TX'S STYLE ~ SAN FRANCISCO SOURDOUGH BREAD using 8 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.


  1. It’s 3 cup of Organic Unbleached AP flour.
  2. It’s 1 tbsp of Sugar.
  3. Prepare 2 1/2 tsp of Celtic salt.
  4. It’s 1 of .25 oz Active dry yeast.
  5. It’s 3 cup of Sourdough starter.
  6. It’s 1/3 cup of Warm water.
  7. Prepare 1 of Additional water and flour to achieve the right dough consistency.
  8. Prepare 1 of Crush 1 Vitamin C tablet.

Knead in flour to feed it one more time before baking. Finally, learn how to bake real "sour" sourdough. To join in our online San Francisco Sourdough bread baking course and private group see here. San Francisco style sourdough bread is sharply acidic, brought on by an abundance of acetic acid bacteria.


  1. I use my Ninja with the bread hook, no kneading required. This is a wet dough, which I find to be easier then a thick dough which needs to be kneaded.
  2. Mix in Ninja 3 cup flour and 3 cups sourdough starter, adding water if necessary untill the dough is wet, resembling a semi thick pankake mix. Blend for 2 to 2 1/2 min. Let it rest for 15 min..
  3. Meanwhile in another bowl add 1/3 cup 110° water and yeast and let it sit until the 15 min is up with the dough..
  4. Add sugar, salt, Vit C and yeast mixture to dough, blend 1 min, add 1/8 of a cup of flour at a time untill dough thickens slightly. Once you have achieved that, blend untill dough is smooth and there are no more chunks of flour..
  5. Have a bowl of water handy for dipping your fingers in and a spatula when removing dough onto a floured surface, work the flour into the dough until it does not stick to your fingers. I use my dough spatula and scrape the dough over onto itself all the time adding flour as needed. It should be mushy and should still want to spread out of your hands when you pick it up to place in a large well greased bowl..
  6. Cover tightly with saran wrap and place a dish towel over the top. Put in the warmest place in your kitchen (draft free) which I put mine next to my fridg, let rise 1 hour double in size..
  7. Very easy punch down, let it rest for 10 min. Use a dough spatula to remove from bowl, put onto a floured surface and fold sides and corners in twice, using as little flour as possible. Tuck dough under and place that side down in the bowl, cover tightly and let rise 45 min or untill it is triple in size, which of me it was only 35 min..
  8. Pre heat oven 375° ~ Punch down, let it rest 10 min. Then form into the shape you want and place in a round oiled pan, I use my cast iron skillet for the final rise, oil skillet then sprinkle with semolina flour or just on a well oiled surface. If using a bread pan then you will need to divide dough into half. Oil the used saran wrap and flour it lightly place on top of dough, let rise for 45 min to 1 hour or until it is double in size. Then it is ready for the oven!.
  9. With wet dough I find it hard to put slits in the top (this is in order for steam to escape) so I bake the bread for 2 min @ 375 remove from oven, make your slits. Return to oven and bake 28 min, then turn the oven up to 400° and bake for 11 min . Enjoy!.
  10. IMPORTANT last step ~ with a water spritz bottle, spritz the inside of the oven just around the opening (both sides and bottom) 1 to 2 times making sure you do not spritz the light bulb because it will burst. This step gives the crust a crunchy texture…….

These bacteria flourish under colder conditions, and in denser doughs. I am pretty happy with this Wild Yeast San Francisco Style Sourdough Bread. The bread has an amazing sourdough "tang," and has a lovely airy and gelatinized crumb. Plus, my sourdough starter did all of the work. What is San Francisco style Sourdough Bread?

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