Friday, May 10, 2024

Sourdough Osterbrot #BrunchWeek

Don't let the name fool you.  This delicious nut and fruit studded bread is not just for Easter, it is a perfect addition to your Mother's Day Feast or Sunday Brunch.


Today is the final celebration of Brunch Week 2024.......
Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures is hosting this event.  We all were invited to share brunch recipes with our readers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of this week. 

I joined in on the fun Monday with a quick, easy, and delicious Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread and I am back today with another scrumptious bread recipe.  I think Brunch Buffets can never have too many options and like to serve several different types of the same foods.  Maybe some Croissants would be another great selection to offer.

Of course, you cannot live on bread alone (or can you?). I like to add a couple of meat options, perhaps a fruit platter or bowl, a couple of egg dishes,  and some yogurt.

I'm always looking for new ideas and can't wait to see what the others are sharing today......

More Brunch Recipes:


This flavorful bread is delicious just sliced and served but my favorite way to eat it is toasted and slathered with butter.  This is my breakfast each day until it is gone.

Osterbrot Pin

Starting with sourdough and filled with raisins and candied orange peel, this bread is flavored with almond extract and topped with coarse sugar and sliced almonds making it perfect for a savory/sweet brunch treat.

My friend Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen, shared this recipe and I immediately printed it out because it reminded me of my grandmother's homemade bread.  I adapted it slightly adding the almond extract and using orange peel instead of lemon peel.  Thanks, Swathi!!

Breads, Fruit, Nuts, Sourdough,
Yield: 1 loaf
Author: Wendy Klik
Sourdough Osterbrot

Sourdough Osterbrot

Starting with sourdough and filled with raisins and candied orange peel, this bread is flavored with almond extract and topped with coarse sugar and sliced almonds making it perfect for a savory/sweet brunch treat.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 30 MinInactive time: 6 HourTotal time: 6 H & 45 M


  • 2 3/4 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. ripe sourdough starter
  • 2 T. sugar
  • large pinch of salt
  • 1/2 stick butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 2 T. candied orange peel
  • 1 t. almond extract
  • 1 T. demerara sugar
  • 2 T. sliced almonds


  1. Place the flour, sourdough starter, sugar, milk, 1 egg, salt, raisins, orange peel, and almond extract into the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and mix until combined.
  2. Add the butter and mix until completely incorporated. Cover the bowl with a towel and set aside for 2-3 hrs.
  3. Stretch up one side of the dough and fold it over the top, repeat this with all four sides. Cover and set aside for another 2 hours or so.
  4. Shape the dough into a rustic round loaf and place onto a baking sheet. Cover lightly and let rest for another hour.
  5. Cut a slice or a cross on top of the loaf with a sharp knife. Whisk the remaining egg and brush on top of the loaf. Sprinkle with the sugar and almonds.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for half an hour, until golden brown and with an interior temperature of 185*.


Adapted from a recipe found at Zesty South Indian Kitchen.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

74.09 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

36.61 g

Carbs (grams)

409.51 g

Fiber (grams)

17.75 g

Net carbs

391.74 g

Sugar (grams)

71.21 g

Protein (grams)

61.42 g

Sodium (milligrams)

655.1 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

470.79 mg

Nutritional Information is for entire loaf.


  1. This looks soooo good! I love Swathi's sourdough breads. This would be perfect for a brunch.

  2. This bread sounds amazing! I'd love a slice for brunch or breakfast.

  3. I love the raisins and orange in this recipe, so delicious!

  4. I love nut and fruit breads and eat them all the time! They make delicious sandwich breads and French toast.

  5. This would be great for brunch and so many other places too!

  6. I haven't ventured into the sourdough bread making yet but this loaf is tempting me to do so!

    1. It would be a good first loaf for you to try Lisa. Very straightforward.

  7. I bet this would make great French toast and also grilled cheese! Need to get my starter going.


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