Looking to start baking sourdough bread but not sure where to start? Here’s a guide for beginners with all the recipes and resources you need.
We know you’ve seen them: those beautiful sourdough bread loaves popping up all over Instagram. And this is a trend Alex and I can absolutely get behind! Baking sourdough bread is not just a satisfying life skill. It makes bread that’s loads cheaper, a little healthier, and a lot tastier than store-bought bread. But honestly: we mostly do it for the satisfaction. There’s nothing cooler than pulling a loaf out of the oven, with that intoxicating aroma, and knowing that you made it yourself.
Aside from being passionate sourdough bread bakers, Alex and I want to pass on the art. It took us 2 years to perfect the craft of baking sourdough bread. So we wanted to find a way to simplify it so that everyone could do it—not just super motivated sourdough nerds like us! Here’s everything you need to know about sourdough to get started. We think (hope) that it’s just the right amount of information and motivation to start your baking career.
“Your steps are so helpful. I’ve tried to make sourdough through the years and it’s never worked…until now! Your directions combined with video helped things click.” -Claire
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Sourdough Bread Recipe (The Simplified Guide)
Here's our master recipe for sourdough bread! Sourdough bread can feel complicated, so we did everything we could to simplify the process. Our free online resource, Simplified Guide to Sourdough Bread includes:
-Tools list: There's list of tools you'll need, including links to get them if you don't have them already.
-Video: Because the bread shaping process is very tactile, the best way to teach it is to actually show you. We included a step-by-step video of Alex showing you the entire process of a real sourdough bread loaf being baked in our kitchen.
-Printable Checklist: Because there are a fair amount of steps to sourdough bread, Alex created a checklist so you can check off each step as you do it! He uses it to this day every time he makes a loaf.