The Prepared Pantry

San Francisco Style Sourdough Bread Machine Mix

An authentic bread with a crackly, chewy crust, a split crust, and sourdough flavor

SKU: M64-1

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?

  • An authentic bread with a crackly, chewy crust, a split crust, and a sourdough flavor
  • San Francisco-style sourdough bread--approximately two pounds.
  • The real thing with a chewy, crackly crust  and a split top
  • "Fabulous! Nice crispy crust, tender inside, mouth-watering aroma"
  • "A lovely bread, tender crumb with a moderate sourdough flavor" 
  • Directions and tips for perfect bread
  • Make this bread in your bread machine, by hand, or with a stand-type mixer.


This San Francisco sourdough bread is as good as it gets. You'll bake like an artisan baker. 

You'll make San Francisco sourdough bread in your own kitchen, one with the tangy, distinctive flavor of San Francisco Bay. It will be chewier and crustier than other breads made in your bread machine, an authentic artisan sourdough bread with its split white top. Your family will be delighted.

Suggestions: Soup and Pan-Fried Sandwiches

This is the best  New England Clam Chowder I know. And if you don't feel that you're a clam chowder expert, we've included some directions from the Culinary Institute of America to make you an expert.

Plus, you'll find Four Keys to the Best Tuna Sandwiches and A Guide to Great Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.


clam chowder

tuna sandwich

grilled cheese sandwiches

What others say:

"Loved this loaf. This a lovely bread, tender crumb with a moderate sourdough flavor. I made the bread machine version and used the basic, light crust setting on the machine. The loaf was perfect and delicious. I will be purchasing more. Great bread!"  Margaret Minnick 

"This bread is for YOU! Yum Prepared Pantry knows how to make good bread so don't miss out. I have been buying their mixes for a few years and I've been 100% satisfied. Sourdough is my FAVORITE!"  Don W.

"Awesome!! This is just perfect!! I couldn't wait to make it and it turned out better than I expected. It tastes soooooooo good!!!!! :) Will definitely buy more."  Trina Cox

We sell thousands of this bread. Though we offer a guarantee, we never have a claim. It's that good.

Be an artisan baker. Make this for your family. They'll love it and feel like world travelers.

 Be an artisan baker. It's easy to do with this mix.

Notes To Bakers:

For a crusty bread: This sourdough 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 bake it in your oven: In your bread machine, this mix forms a very moist dough ball--too sticky to handle. You'll want to reduce the water by a couple of tablespoons. You can make a wonderful sourdough bread in your oven but it takes a little patience. With less water, this is a slow riser. Allow at least a couple of hours for it to rise on your counter.

Customer Reviews

Based on 126 reviews
Trudy Dowling
Can't get enough

My family loves this bread. A loaf disappears any night I make it. The husband will have me make it the day before so he can have toast.


Pretty cheap bread mix and wonderful options.

Sourdough with substance

An all around, always satisfying bread. We have made it many times, never disappoints.

None of the family liked the bread.

Will not buy the sourdough bread again. It was heavy, didn't rise. The French bread was wonderful. Would buy again if the shipping didn't cost more than the bread mix.

Dumb & Dummer

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