Easy Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread

I love overnight recipes because they work so well for sourdough and are so simple and low-stress. This 66% hydration Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread is vegan, rustic, and mildly tangy. It calls for mixing and kneading the ingredients the night below and letting it go through a long slow overnight proof. In the morning, the dough is shaped and then let to proof for a couple of hours before it is ready for baking. It works great for making hefty sandwiches like pastrami and is perfect for toasting.

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Easy Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Start the day with fresh bread with this Easy Overnight Sourdough Sandwich Bread recipe. Simply mix the dough in the evening and shape and bake the next day! Easy, low stress sourdough recipe.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Rest Time14 hours
Keyword: bread, sourdough
Servings: 1 loaf


  • loaf pan


  • 60 g active sourdough starter
  • 305 g water
  • 470 g all purpose flour or bread flour
  • 25 g olive oil
  • 10 g salt
  • 30 g honey or sugar
  • filling of choice optional


  • Combine all the dough ingredients together and knead until a smooth dough forms. Cover and let rise overnight in a cool place (70-75F) for 8-10 hours.
  • Rolled out the dough into a long rectangle. Sprinkle on fillings (optional) and roll the dough up. Pinch the ends closed and tuck it to the bottom.
  • Transfer dough to a parchment lined or lightly greased loaf pan, seam side down. Let the dough rest and rise for 2-3 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F and bake the loaf for about 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool slightly in the loaf pan before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Optional: To get a glossy sheen on the crust, you can brush the crust with melted butter right after removing it from the oven.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jule says:

    I have made this bread several times now. I’ve added in 1/3 of the flour as whole wheat, hard red or hard white. It’s turned out so good. It’s very easy to knead when you first put it together. This has been the easiest, best sourdough recipe I’ve found, and I’ve been at this for years. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. Xian says:

      You are very welcome! Glad you enjoyed the recipe and thank you for the feedback ❤️

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