Thursday, April 25, 2013

Soft Sourdough Bread Rolls

Time. It is something that gets away from us so easily. It would seem like we should easily be able to accomplish what we want in a 24 hour period. Somehow, we can never get everything done. So then we have to pick and choose what we will accomplish, and what we will let slide. Unfortunately  it is usually our relationships that we skimp on. I cannot stress enough that we need to flip that and make sure our relationship is put first. We do not go a week without a date. It is necessary. Time away from the computer, smart phone, outside conflicts. Just put it all away. Focus on just the two of you. 

Romantic Tip: Weekly dates. I recommend you have a date at least once a week with your partner. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one, but at least find some way to spend a couple hours time together. 

Now on to today's recipe. I have mentioned before that my husband and I go crazy for sourdough bread. Instead of only having it for sandwiches and toast, I wanted to make a basket full of rolls for us to enjoy at dinner. There are different styles of sourdough rolls. I wanted some soft ones. If you would like to make these crispy, then just take out of the oven 5 minutes before they are done and brush melted butter on them. Then put them back in the oven for 5 minutes and a nice crispy crust will form on the outside. 
This recipe makes approximately 12 rolls. I use the leftovers to make sliders. 

Soft Sourdough Bread Rolls
adapted from

1/2 cup sourdough starter
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tablespoon yeast
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar 
1 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups flour

Recipe for the sourdough starter can be found here:
Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine starter, water, yeast, salt, sugar and oil.
Stir in flour, adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough is manageable.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead well.
Place dough in a bowl and cover, set in a warm place to double in size.
When double, punch dough down and with lightly floured hands, form into rolls.
Place on prepared pan and let rise until doubled.
Bake 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven.


  1. Can you post a link to the sourdough starter?

    1. Hi Andrea! I updated the recipe for you. You can find the starter recipe here:

  2. You make baking sound so simple here. I guess I have to try it too. I am a fanatic of sourdough too although I have not tried baking it myself. Thanks for the recipe!


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