What are the Origins of Sourdough Bread? Brief History of Sourdough

Baking and devouring loaf after loaf of sourdough bread is all well and good. But do you know where sourdough came from? Sit back and absorb the brief history of sourdough bread and its beloved tanginess! What is Sourdough Bread? Sourdough bread is a type of naturally leavened bread made from naturally occurring bacteria and…

Sourdough Baking Temperature Guide: Right Temperature To Bake Sourdough Bread

The final steps in making sourdough bread, is of course the baking. Baked bread is one of the best things in the world and achieving that crispy and shiny crust, with a moist and tender interior is what many bakers would classify job well done. One of the key factors in baking sourdough bread, is…

Do you recognize the 3 early warning signs of underproofed bread?

If you are tired of baking underproofed loaves, then you’re at right place. In this post we’ll check how to recognize early signs of underproofed sourdough bread and how to avoid them. Under-proofed Whole Wheat Bread I believe we all have been there at least once in our baking bread adventures. You know:– tight and…

Why is My Sourdough Bread so Dense? 19 Tips for Perfect Sourdough

Creating the perfect sourdough bread in the first instance, isn’t always achievable. Trial and error are going to be your best friends, at least during the first few tries. While dense bread isn’t the most horrible thing in the world, it’s certainly not the light, airy and crispy loaf we’d have hoped for. If your…

Easy Steps to Rescue Overproofed Sourdough (Tried and Tested)

New bakers being faced with a supposed calamity of an over-proofed sourdough should cease panicking. Try to work out how to rescue your sourdough, or how to avoid this circumstance from repeating itself in the future. Some people prefer to discard their over-proofed sourdough, believing that it is unfit for consumption. However, this is not…

What’s the Best Flour for Sourdough? Types of Flour (Beginner’s Guide)

Sourdough bread is a delightfully flavorful and nutritious loaf of bread. Though, to bake sourdough bread, you would require a great deal of patience, to make it from start to finish, and ensuring that your recipe was followed accurately in order to achieve that incredible sourdough bread rise! If you’re wondering what type of flour…

Autolyse Bread: Mixing Flour the Right Way [Simple Guide]

Have you ever come across a sourdough recipe, where the baking process mentions an autolyse? The autolyse is a vital step in any bread baking routine, especially when you’re hoping to achieve a delicious, and moist textured loaf. Here’s a simple guide to help! What is Autolysis? Autolysis is the process of mixing flour and…

Proofing Basket Alternatives – What You Need to Know

Proofing your dough is an important process in all bread baking. Skipping this step will result in failed loaves, so here’s what you need to know about proofing baskets and proofing basket alternative ideas! What Is Proofing? Proofing is the process of setting the dough aside to rise and rest. It is also an essential…

Sourdough Bread for Beginners: Full Guide

Some may find sourdough bread recipes daunting. But as long as you’re following a method, the process is fairly simple, and quite rewarding to say the least. Stick around for a full guide on baking sourdough bread for beginners! What is Sourdough Bread? Essentially, sourdough bread is a type of bread that has been slow…

Best Oven Temperature to Bake Sourdough Bread: Tips and Tricks

Prepping your sourdough starter so that its ready for your sourdough bread recipe can be a bit of a challenge in itself. You have to take care of your starter and feed it at regular intervals to ensure that it is healthy before it’s ready to bake with. This requires some patience. Understanding the best…

How to Score Sourdough Bread – Best Tips for Scoring Sourdough in 2022

Scoring sourdough bread might be one of the toughest challenges new bakers may have to face. There’s no right or wrong way to go about it. In fact many have developed their own scoring techniques to make it unique and easier for themselves. The important thing is that your sourdough isn’t affected by the scoring…

Sourdough Hydration Process – Everything You Need to Know and More

Welcome to the world of sourdough. It’s one of the oldest bread-making techniques in existence, but this doesn’t mean it’s outdated. In fact, sourdough is making an incredible comeback! Whether you’re looking for healthier bread or just want to experiment with an ancient recipe, understanding hydration levels and how they affect your bread will help…

Reasons Why Sourdough Starter Smells + Ways to Fix It

Most may find that when planning to bake sourdough bread, preparing the starter can be a little daunting. Simply put, the starter is a liver fermented culture consisting of flour and water. Once it becomes bubbly, that is a clear indication that it is active, and ready to use to make your sourdough bread. If…

How to Get Large Holes in Sourdough Bread – Perfect Sourdough Tips

Achieving large holes in your sourdough bread is the goal of many sourdough bakers. Dense textured sourdough is a common problem amongst new bakers, but learning some new tricks will help avoid these problems from arising once again. Especially if you’re wondering how to achieve large holes in your sourdough loaves. How to Achieve Big…

Why is My Sourdough Bread Gummy? – Solving Chewy Sourdough Problems

We’ve all had our fair share of failure. And for bakers there is no limitations to annoyance and frustration. You’ve tried your best to knead your dough, molding it to your defined perfection. The irritation that occurs once you slice your bread finding that its produced gummy crumbs. With every problem, there’s a fine solution,…

Sourdough Not Rising – What Went Wrong and How to Fix It

Need help fixing the minor mishaps in your sourdough? Then you’ve come to the right place! There are many complications a new baker may run into, and that is no reason to panic. Fortunately, there are great solutions to every problem! What is Sourdough? Essentially, sourdough is slow-fermented bread. It’s very unique because it does…

7 essential keys for successful sourdough baking

Few months ago I wrote about 6 biggest challenges in sourdough baking a beginner can face. You know, sourdough bricks, moldy starters, etc. In this post I would like to take a step further by explaining how you can get into sourdough baking fearless, well informed, and prepared of all the challenges you might face.…

Six biggest challenges when starting sourdough baking and how to overcome them

When I first tried sourdough bread baking four years ago it was anything but easy. I gave up several times. Moldy sourdough starter, sourdough bricks and breads with large irregular holes and tight crumb. Not really edible and let alone great looking. Sounds familiar? Four years later after my first sourdough bread, I can see…