Sourdough Boule Recipe

This Sourdough Boule recipe mimics the traditional French loaf, but has a sourdough twist.

| April 2013

  • sourdough boule in a basket
    Boule literally means “ball,” and indeed these loaves are golden spheres of delectable goodness.
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  • The Modern-Day Pioneer by Charlotte Denholtz, Adams Media
    “The Modern-Day Pioneer” by Charlotte Denholtz shows you how to live a healthier and more sustainable life in the twenty-first century.
    Cover Courtesy Adams Media

  • sourdough boule in a basket
  • The Modern-Day Pioneer by Charlotte Denholtz, Adams Media

Get swept up in the aroma of freshly baked bread or the warmth of a heavy quilt on a crisp winter night with The Modern-Day Pioneer (Adams Media, 2012) by Charlotte Denholtz. This charming book celebrates these simple pleasures by showing readers how to incorporate basic skills and living into their everyday life. Whether you’re interested in growing your own fruits and vegetables, mending your own clothes, or crafting delicious meals from scratch, The Modern-Day Pioneer will be your guide every step of the way. This Sourdough Boule recipe creates a delicious round loaf with decorative lines on its surface.

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Sourdough Boule Recipe

Boule literally means “ball,” and indeed these loaves are golden spheres of delectable goodness.


• 1 cup Sourdough Starter
• 1 cup water
• 1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 package)
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 3–4 cups bread flour
• 2 tablespoons cornmeal

1. To make the sponge, combine starter, 1/2 cup water, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let stand 5 minutes. Add all-purpose flour and beat 1 minute. Cover and let stand at room temperature 8–12 hours.



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