Tag: sourdough baking
How to Bake Sourdough Artisan Bread
Sourdough artisan bread is known for its beautiful blistering crust, lacy interior with holes, and perfect oven spring. In this article, we’ll explore the baking methods and techniques you need to achieve delicious sourdough artisan bread. You too, can learn how to bake sourdough artisan bread right in your home oven.
How to Knead Sourdough Artisan Bread
Instead of using a lot of force to align the gluten strands, sourdough artisan bread primarily relies on the long fermentation process, during which the chemical reaction between flour and water are harnessed and a few simple strengthening methods are used to strengthen and align gluten strands.
Cranberry Pecan Artisan Sourdough Bread
Looking for a delicious and easy sourdough bread recipe? Try this cranberry pecan artisan sourdough bread! The combination of sweet craisins and nutty pecans baked into an artisan loaf is sure to become a year-round favorite
Beginner Guide: How Temperature Affects Sourdough
Throughout my years of baking bread and working with dough, I haven’t always fully appreciated how significantly temperature affects the dough. I’ve always known my rises take longer in the winter and often go faster in the summer, but only when I started working with a lot of sourdough breads did I realize how important…
Beginner Guide: Sourdough Discard
What is Sourdough Discard? Sourdough discard is a by-product of maintaining or “feeding” a sourdough starter. When feeding a starter, flour and water are combined with some of the starter to restart the fermentation cycle, but 80% of the original starter is discarded. This process is repeated daily (or weekly if you refrigerate your starter),…