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Saint Croix Sourdough French Bread Machine Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M102-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?



  • Crusty country style loaf with a light tang
  • Chewy crust with a touch of whole wheat
  • One sourdough bread mix that makes a large loaf--approximately two pounds.
  • An SAF gourmet yeast packet. You add only water.
  • Directions and tips for perfect bread.

    This is a fine European sourdough, a French sourdough!

    Don't think of this as a French bread; it's a country loaf, an artisan bread from France. It's got a tang but less than a San Francisco sourdough bread. It is delightful.

    Saint Gilles Croix de Vie is a resort town in the west of France. With roots back to the ninth century, this sleepy fishing village has parlayed its clear waters, sandy beaches, and mild climate into a destination of tourists. But it still has its old-world charm and great food including rustic sourdough breads. This is an authentic French sourdough bread. With a climate similar to San Francisco, Saint Croix sourdough has a tang similar to the famed breads of San Francisco but with a touch of stone-ground whole wheat flour, it is more rustic--much like a peasant sourdough with a delightfully chewy crust and a creamy, light brown interior with tiny flecks of bran.

    If you are a connoisseur of fine artisan breads, you'll love this French sourdough.

    Add this to your cart and get ready for some incredible artisan sourdough bread. For a crusty bread: This artisan bread naturally forms a more chewy crust than other mixes and a "medium" crust setting will be adequate in most bread machines. To maintain a chewy crust, store your bread in a paper bag, not plastic. (In plastic, the bread sweats and softens the outer crust.)

    If you like sourdough and European artisan bread, try this sourdough bread.


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 62 reviews
    Very good.

    This bread is very good and is not to dense. baked by hand very well.


    Hearty and flavorful. Definite “buy again” bread mix

    Virginia Martin

    Saint Croix Sourdough French Bread Machine Mix

    Janice Pulice
    So good!

    This bread has the perfect texture, taste! Highly recommend!

    Christine N
    Sour dough French bread mix

    Definitely not a fan - smaller out of bread machine & didn’t care for taste. Definitely not a replacement for the gourmet French bread that the company has been out of stock for awhile