Kefir Sour Dough Bread Made Easy

The Recipe for Kefir Sour Dough Bread is a very basic recipe for a delicious bread that tastes divine.

I have made this Kefir Sour Dough Bread and it is absolutely my favourite recipe for bread. It smells delish and tastes really yummy. I cannot tell you how long it will last in your house but in mine (it’s only my wife and I) it lasts about 40 minutes so I have to bake two!

When you make this bread remember, you are making something special …… OK, OK, so it is a short cut but it is just as special as the labour-intensive version.

Required Cooking Spanners

You will need:

  1. a large bowl
  2. a wooden spoon or spatula
  3. bread baking tin
  4. tsp
  5. Tsp
  6. measuring cup
  7. clingwrap or Clean Dish Towel
  8. Cooling Rack

Maybe an oven if you want to bake it?

Polishing Off Tools

  1. Bread Board
  2. Bread Knife
  3. Plate


This recipe is really quick and easy to make but you will need:

Sour Dough
Kefir Sour Dough
  1. 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour (I mix 2 cups Brown flour with 1 cup Whole Wheat flour)
  2. 1 cup Kefir Sour Dough (if you don’t have Kefir Sour Dough, plain sourdough or 20g dry yeast works)
  3. 1 Tsp sugar
  4. 1tsp table salt
  5. 1Tsp vegetable oil ( or butter/marg)

Polishing Off Incidentals

  1. Butter
  2. Jam/Honey/cheese

Workshop Manual

This is the fun part!

Kefir Sour dough Bread
  1. Warm & dry your mixing bowl
  2. Add Kefir Sour Dough and Water.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the bowl and mix with a spatula
  4. Mix with a spatula until dough comes together. Do not overmix. should not take longer than 5 minutes. (You can use a mixer if you will. It just seems such an effort to clean it afterwards)
  5. Cover bowl with clingwrap or clean dish towel
  6. Leave in a warm (not hot) place to rise for 40 Min
  7. Uncover the bowl and knock down the dough with the spatula for 10 – 20 seconds
  8. Cover the bowl and leave to rise again, for 30 minutes.
  9. Knock down again after 30 minutes and place in the bread pan.
  10. Cover and leave until it rises to the top of the bread pan.
  11. Preheat oven to 190 10 minutes before the bread has risen completely.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and place bread on a cooling rack.

HOT TIPs For Your :

  1. For crustier bread, place it back in the oven for 5 minutes once it is removed from the bread pan.
  2. For a softer crust, coat crust with a thin layer of Butter or Marg.

Polishing Off


This is the best part. Eat your Kefir Sour Dough Bread warm with your favourite butter or top with Jam, Peanut Butter or Cheese.

Another great tip: Bake 2 loaves the first time because you will probably polish one off in minutes 😜.


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