Have you ever wondered how the size of your Dutch oven affects your sourdough loaves? Here, I compare side-by-side two sourdough loaves from the same batch of dough ( I used by sourdough with flax seed recipe) baked in two different sized Dutch ovens. About the Dutch ovens The Dutch ovens I used for this [...]
If you are baking sourdough bread often, at some point you might need to store the loaves to prevent them from becoming stale. Sourdough actually freezes quite well. Most sourdough recipes make two sourdough loaves, so I usually keep one out to eat and freeze the second loaf. Then, the frozen loaf will last in [...]
These are some of my favorite sourdough baking tools that I use frequently. Not all of them are necessary, but you definitely need a kitchen scale! The next most important thing is probably a dutch oven or similar baking vessel for your loaves to capture the steam. (Note: If you can't see the imagines, your [...]
Tartine Bread by Chad Roberston is the book I've found most useful for learning in detail about the sourdough bread making process. It is useful both beginners and advanced bakers. It teaches everything from how to make your own starter to how to bake your first loaf in great detail with many photos at every step.
So many flour choices for sourdough baking! What flour should I use? It really depends on what is available to you! I usually use bread flour, whole wheat, and all-purpose flours. Sometimes, I experiment with other flours like rye and spelt, but you must have bread flour and whole wheat flour on hand! As an [...]