How to Bake Your Sourdough Bread

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In this six-part series called “Follow the Sourdough,” Chef John shows you how to make sourdough bread, from beginning to end. Last time, you saw how to knead your dough. Now it’s time to bake the loaf. Time to punch out the dough, roll it into a loaf, let it rise again, and bake it in the oven. This is it! You’ve come a long way, baby. You’ll see tips and tricks to make sure your loaf comes out of the oven beautifully golden brown with a crispy crust. Congratulations on baking sourdough bread from scratch! Did you miss the previous episode? Check out How to Knead Your Sourdough Bread. Or start at the very beginning with How to Make San Francisco Sourdough Starter, and get ready for a wild ride!

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Paula Marie French

Paula Marie French

Every thing turned out wonderful. My dough rose beautiful overnite , when I turned it out to form the baking loaf the dough was way too wet. I was Leary to kneed again, I probably should have. As I layed it on the pan it was spreading out . Could I have added more flour till the ldough was more manageable?

LivyBean Gluten Free

LivyBean Gluten Free

If you are having trouble keeping your starter going try feeding it twice a day. Almost every baker I've worked with feeds the starter twice a day.

Robert Eller

Robert Eller

Im having trouble with the starter. Ive tried several times and cant get past about 2 days max. On each attempt it is really active within the first 12 hrs. I feed it the first 24 and its fine. Bubbling like mad, smells good. Then, halfway thru the 2nd day, it just goes flat. I do the same thing each time, re-whisk it in the morning and re-cover it. After that, it just goes flat, like its dead. Any clues? I really want to make this work.

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