I love traditional sourdough! It can have richly sour undertones, or it can be fluffy and sweet. Once you have a good sourdough starter going, there are so many different ways to use it. But baking bread is still the cornerstone to sourdough baking. 

I think baking homemade bread is one of the most heart-warming, useful things to know. It was homemade bread that first taught me how delicious bread can be and got me interesting in learning how to cook in the first place. Making bread is a beautiful and powerful way to connect to the food you eat.

Here are five easy recipes to get you started:

1. Simplest Sourdough Bread: This recipe is as basic (and frugal) as it gets. Yet, because of that sourdough starter, it’s delicious! 

2. Not-So-Dense Sourdough Bread: Learn how to make a great basis loaf that isn’t heavy and dense.

3. Work Less Sourdough: This method of making sourdough takes very little hands on time – a plus for busy people everywhere.

4. No Knead Sourdough Bread: Speaking of recipes that don’t take much work, this version requires no kneading at all!  

5. Honey Whole-Wheat Sourdough Bread: This version makes a great sandwich bread. 

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