Breads & Baked Goods

Country Sourdough

  • Prep 3h 5 mins
  • Proofing Time 2 hours
  • Total 6h 5 mins
  • Advanced
  • Serves 12

Classic country sourdough with a crispy crust and a soft and fluffy crumb, baked in the Ninja Woodfire™ Outdoor Oven.

TIP: To generate steam, carefully add a bowl of water to the oven while baking. You can also bake this in a Dutch Oven or pot with a lid (make sure it is oven safe up to 500F) that fits inside the Ninja Woodfire™ Outdoor Oven.


  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

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  • 1 1/2 cups (13.13oz) water
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (3.5 oz) active sourdough starter
  • 3.2 cups (14oz) white bread flour
  • 3/4 cup (3.5oz) whole wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons (0.35oz) kosher salt


  • Large Bowl
  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, mix together water and sourdough starter. Combine until the mixture is dissolved. Then add the flours and salt. With your hands, work the mixture until a shaggy dough forms. Cover the bowl with a towel, and allow to rest for 30 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Over the next 2 hours, stretch and fold the dough every 30 minutes, 4 times in total. This process helps to build up the gluten in the dough. After 2 hours of stretching and folding, allow the dough to rest covered with a tea towel for 1 hour.

  • Step 3

    Shape the dough into a loaf, and then transfer to a floured banneton or bowl lined with a floured tea towel. Proof at room temperature for up to 2 hours or place in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Step 4

    When ready to bake, install the Accessory Rack in the bottom level of the unit, then place the Pizza Stone on top.

  • Step 5

    Turn the left-hand dial to select SPECIALTY ROAST, set STAGE 1 temperature to 500⁰F, and set time to 10 minutes. Push the right-hand dial to set STAGE 2, then set temperature to 300⁰F and time to 30 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 20 minutes).

  • Step 6

    When unit is preheated and ADD FOOD and PRS STRT is displayed, tip the loaf onto a floured pizza peel. Score the loaf as desired, open door and transfer loaf to the hot stone. Close door, select START/STOP to begin cooking.

  • Step 7

    Continue to check on the loaf in the last 10-15 minutes of baking. Bake until golden brown or desired color. When cooking is complete, open door and remove bread. Let cool completely before slicing.