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Bread Machine San Francisco Sourdough Bread

With a crisp crust, a light crumb, and a tangy taste, this sourdough bread is an excellent version of the world-famous bread from the City by the Bay.
San Francisco Sourdough Bread
Yield 1 loaf


Small Loaf (1-pound bread machine)

Medium Loaf (1 1/2-pound bread machine)

Large Loaf (2-pound bread machine)


  • Have water at 80ºF and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order recommended by manufacturer. Select basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Do not use delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 tablespoon at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. Remove bread when cycle is finished; cool on wire rack.


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Photo by Jen Schall.