Sourdough Tips Posts

Making your own sourdough bread from scratch is one of the most exciting and satisfying forms of baking there is. It can also be one of the most confusing. From getting your starter going to mixing up dough, or shaping boules to scoring bread, we've got all sorts of tips and advice for your sourdough journey. 

Do-Nothing Sourdough Bread

Time replaces effort in this simple loaf

10 tips for new sourdough bakers

10 tips for new sourdough bakers

It's a confusing world out there, isn't it?

A no-knead sourdough boule

How to make no-knead sourdough bread

A delicious bread by doing less, not more

Naturally leavened sourdough bread made with yeast water in place of standard sourdough starter, sliced open and set on a wooden table.

Baking bread with a yeast water starter

Can fruit successfully stand in for flour?

A loaf of bread among several preferments.

Baking with preferments

Poolish? Biga? Levain? Unlock great flavor by understanding the four key varieties

Sourdough cinnamon bun topped with icing.

Sourdough Cinnamon Buns

A wintertime favorite

Loaves of sourdough bread on a cutting board, one loaf sliced.

Rustic Sourdough Bread

Sourdough made simple

Bulk fermentation, explained

Building strength, volume, and flavor

Preshaping Bread Dough via @kingarthurflour

Preshaping bread dough

How to set the stage for successful shaping

Maintaining a smaller sourdough starter via @kingarthurflour

Maintaining a smaller sourdough starter

Less waste, same great results!

Topping Bread Dough via @kingarthurflour

Topping bread dough

How to add texture, flavor, and nutrition with seeds and grains

Shaping a Boule via @kingarthurflour

Shaping a Boule

Three ways to shape a round loaf

Sourdough Starter Troubleshooting, part 2 via @kingarthurflour

Sourdough starter troubleshooting, part 2

Can this starter be saved?

Sourdough Starter Troubleshooting via @kingarthurflour

Sourdough starter troubleshooting

What does it take to kill your starter?

Transferring Bread Dough via @kingarthurflour

Transferring bread dough

From proofing basket to hot oven

Decorative Cuts via @kingarthurflour

Bread scoring techniques

Creative, decorative cuts

Using the autolyse method via @kingarthurflour

Using the autolyse method

Unleashing the power of the pause

Scoring bread dough via @kingarthurflour

Scoring bread dough

Implements and techniques

Baking in a cold Dutch oven via @kingarthurflour

Baking in a cold Dutch oven

Artisan bread starts low and slow

Sliced pain au levain bread

Steam in bread baking

How steam can transform your bread from dull to dazzling

Levain for sandwich bread via @kingarthurflour

Levain for sandwich bread

Sourdough takes a new direction

Artisan bread stenciling via @kingarthurflour

Artisan Bread Stenciling

Five Simple Steps for Beautiful Designs

sourdough Starter

Ripe Sourdough Starter

What does "ready to use" look like?