Thermomix Cheat’s Sourdough

by Tenina Holder
posted 27 Feb, 2019 (last updated 07 Jul, 2020)
  • Serves icon
  • Total Time icon
    Total Time
    4hrs 18mins
  • Calories icon

Any chance that recently, you have seen hordes of people making their own sourdough bread? Have you been as shocked by the time and commitment they have displayed towards their starter? Us too. That's why we made a Cheat's Sourdough recipe to ease you into the big bad world of bread baking. There are some tricks here that you can't miss, so make sure you read the recipe step by step, and don't be afraid to try again. After all, practice makes perfect.



  • Fresh yeast icon
    Fresh yeast
    1.06oz/30g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Sugar icon
    1 tsp (0.15oz/4g)
  • Water icon
    10.14fl oz/300g (1¼ cups)
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Bread flour icon
    Bread flour
    19.40oz/550g (about 4½ cups)
  • Malt powder icon
    Malt powder
    2 tbsp (1.46oz/41g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    0.74fl oz/20g (1½ tbsp)
  • Sourdough starter icon
    Sourdough starter
    7.05oz/200g (about 1 cup)
  • Water icon
    1 liter (33.81fl oz/1000g)


  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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