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Alaskan Sourdough Bread Mix

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

SKU: M133-1

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?



  • This package contains one bread mix. Each bread mix makes a large loaf--nearly two pounds.
  • SAF yeast packet is enclosed. You provide only water.
  • Directions and tips for perfect bread are included.
  • It can be made in a bread machine or in your oven.

     If you love sourdough bread with a chewy crust, try this Alaskan Sourdough Bread.

    Alaskan Sourdough has a long and interesting history.

    While the Americans were fighting for independence from Great Brittan, the Russians were making plans to settle Alaska.  

    There's nothing quite like Alaskan sourdough. This is a frontier bread, a country comfort bread that the whole family will enjoy, even the kids. You can make marvelous sandwiches--from after-school PBJ's to fabulous, colorful sandwiches. It works when friends come over for dinner as well as for toast in the mornings.

    It's got a touch of country sour--like San Francisco Sourdough but not nearly as strong. It's a creamy white bread that's moist and soft with a nice, open crumb.

    Make this in a 5x9-inch bread pan or in your bread machine. Any way you make it, it will be delightful.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 55 reviews
    Sally Fuglestad
    I accidentally gave this bread five stars.

    This bread doesn’t deserve five stars. It deserves two. It’s small and dense and not the best sourdough flavor. Very disappointing!

    Karen Mongeon
    I've not tried it yet, but just made the Black Russian Pumpernickel.

    I've never been disappointed with your product.

    Alaska Sourdough

    Was disappointed with this mix. The dough was too wet and didn’t rise like the other mixes I’ve tried. I used my bread machine.


    didn’t rise
    one of the others didn’t mix
    don’t remember which one

    My favorite sourdough

    This bread is my favorite sourdough for toast. It slices perfect and has the right amount of sour. It’s like comfort bread. Great with strawberry jam. Perfect for sandwiches. Reminds me of classic diner sourdough.