Tuscan Herb Sourdough Bread | The Little Shop of Olive Oils

Tuscan Herb Sourdough Bread

This was my first time making bread...so this is not exact and I made a ton of mistakes :-).

I used a baking dish for this first attempt and that is the actual photo! I recommend baking loaves instead.


  • 3 cups High Protein bread flour extra for dusting
  • 1/4 cup Sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 1 3/4 cup water room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons of Tuscan Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  • In a large bowl, mix flour, starter and salt. Add water and stir until blended.
  • Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at room temperature for at least 12 hours, or up to 18 to 20 hours.
  • The dough will become bubbly. Spread 1/4 cup flour on the work surface. Place the dough onto the floured surface. Sprinkle the top of the dough with more flour. Stretch the dough skyward and fold it over a few times. But don’t overwork the dough.
  • Flour your hands and shape the dough into loaves (I made a single loaf the first time).
  • Place the loaves on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Dust the top of the loaves with flour and cover with plastic wrap. Let them rise for 30 minutes while you pre-heat the oven to 475 degrees.
  • A few minutes before it’s time to bake the bread, add a pie pan filled with 1 inch of water to the bottom rack of the oven. Bake the bread on the middle rack for about 20 minutes or until it’s a nice nutty brown.
  • Cool on rack and drizzle with Tuscan Olive Oil
  • Serve!
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