my daily sourdough bread

How To Shape Your Sourdough Baguette

Natasha Krajnc

1. 1. After bulk fermentation transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface without deflating it. It’s time for shaping baguettes.

2. Divide the dough into equal portions, depending on the desired size of your baguettes.

3. Take one piece of dough and using lightly floured hands, gently shape the dough into a rough rectangle.

4. Fold the top third of the dough down and the bottom third up, like folding a letter. pinch the seam to seal.

5. With both hands, roll the dough gently back and form to elongate it into a log shape.

6. Repeat this process for each piece of dough. Place the shaped baguettes onto a floured surface.