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How To Nail Sourdough

Carlo Cao

"With this guide I was finally able to bake a great loaf of sourdough! Thank you Carlo so much for the detailed recipe, it's definitely a keeper!"

6 Fast Rules For Making Sourdough Bread

01 Use a strong starter

02 Be aware that temperature affects the rising time

03 Use the right flour

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04 Be patience. Don't rush through things

05 Knead the dough correctly

06 Practice makes the master. 

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Refresh your starter before baking

01

To ensure a good lift and a beautiful outer crust, you’ll want to start refreshing your starter at least 1-2 days ahead. I normally feed my starter 3 times before baking.

Temperature affects the dough

02

The temperature affects the rising time of the dough. If it's cold it will take more time, if it's hot it will take less.

Use the Right Flour

03

Use only organic bread flour. Otherwise the flour might have traces of chemicals that kill sourdough bacteria. 

Be patient

04

Baking sourdough requires some patience. But that's also the beautiful side of it.

Knead the dough

05

Kneading and shaping the loaf correctly is the key to success. Take your time to learn how to do it properly. It's easier than it sounds!

Practice makes the master

06

Make the recipe linked in this story, using the same ingredients, until you get the perfect loaf. You'll see that the bread will get better time after time.