How to Bake Your Sourdough Bread


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 ... See moreto 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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mom denise

Jun 8, 2014 5:09 AM

please help, my loaf basically has a great taste, but doesn't completely rise or cook all the way through. The crust looks pretty, but is really thick. Any suggestions, would be much appreciated.


Feb 21, 2014 9:49 AM

Where is the recipe for this...I can't find it on Allrecipies


Feb 20, 2014 10:29 AM

Chef John, can I use all purpose flour rather than bread flour? I have a lot of ap but don't have bread flour on hand.

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