Cheat's Sourdough

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recipe by Tenina Holder

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    4hrs 18mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

This Thermomix Cheat's sourdough recipe is a quick alternative to classic sourdough bread, thanks to the addition of a little yeast. By retaining some of the dough each time you bake this bread, you'll soon have your own sourdough starter to work with!

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recipe updated 7 Jul 2020


  • Fresh yeast icon
    Fresh yeast
    30g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Sugar icon
    1 tsp (4g)
  • Water icon
    300ml (1¼ cups)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    550g (about 4½ cups)
  • Malt powder icon
    Malt powder
    2 tbsp (41g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    22ml (1½ tbsp)
  • Sourdough starter icon
    Sourdough starter
    200g (about 1 cup)
  • Water icon
    1 liter (1000ml)


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Varoma tray
  • kCook icon Pizza stone
  • kCook icon Work surface

Step preview

  1. Add fresh yeast, sugar, water and salt to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Heat - approx 2 min, 37°C, speed 2
  4. Then add bread flour, malt powder, extra virgin olive oil and sourdough starter to the TM5 bowl
  5. Mix - approx 10 min, speed 6
  6. Knead - approx 2 min, dough
  7. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to work surface
  8. Wrap loosely with plastic wrap
  9. Let rest onto work surface until doubled - 2 hr
  10. Punch down
  11. Divide into halves with dough scraper
  12. Shape into rounds
  13. Line with parchment paper
  14. Pre-heat oven - 220°C
  15. Heat a clean pizza stone oven - 220°C
  16. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  17. Boil - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 2
  18. Transfer dough to varoma tray
  19. Steam - approx 10 min, varoma, speed 3
  20. Transfer dough to pizza stone
  21. Bake - 8 min, 220°C
  22. Let cool on round wire rack - 1 hr
  23. Serve
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