Sourdough Stuffing Bread and Apple Stuffing Recipes

| 11/14/2014 11:33:00 AM

A few years ago, while planning the Thanksgiving menu, I came up with this stuffing bread recipe. Like many of us, I had followed the family stuffing recipe most of my adult life. Stuffing that was almost a meal in itself with mashed potatoes and lots of toasted bread. Let’s just say it probably wasn’t on any Adkins diet plan. But I almost always purchased bags of ready-made toasted bread cubes instead of making them myself.

But then I decided to “shake up” my traditional Thanksgiving meal and chose to make a vegetarian stuffing, I wanted nothing but the best. So homemade bread it was. You don’t have to use this bread to make stuffing, it would also be good sliced with a hot bowl of soup. But it makes a great stuffing. I have included the stuffing recipe below – the combination of tangy sourdough, sweet apple, and fennel is a winner. And while this stuffing mix may please the vegetarians in the family, meat-eaters will find it tangy and delicious too.

Stuffing bread starts with a sourdough base. It really isn’t difficult to make your own sourdough starter. You can use the method I prefer, found on my website Make Your Own Sourdough Starter. Or follow the methods found in earlier Mother Earth News articles, including Creating Homemade Sourdough Bread From a Starter Mix, and a previous blog post, A Beginner’s Guide to Sourdough.

Sourdough Stuffing Bread Recipe


• 2 cups sourdough starter
• 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
• 1-1/2 tsp salt
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tsp sugar
• 1 tsp dried parsley
• 1/2 tsp each dried rosemary and sage
• 1/2 cup milk

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