Are you ready to learn how to bake sourdough? It all starts with following my signature process.
Below are my recommendations by level to help you learn how to bake sourdough successfully!
For the person who hasn’t started yet
If you’re curious, overwhelmed, or anxious to start but haven’t obtained your first sourdough starter then here are some resources to help you feel confident to get started:
- My What is a Sourdough Starter? page gives a basic overview of what a sourdough starter is, how to care for it, and the sourdough cycle. You can read it here for free.
- This 21-page Sourdough Quick Start Guide gives you all the info about sourdough starters, making rustic sourdough bread, timing sheets, step by step illustrations and photos for making bread and more. You can get it for free here.
- When you are ready to start, I’d love to help you through my online course or, if you’re local to me, see you in a class!
For the beginner
Do you have a sourdough starter? And maybe you’ve even attempted to bake sourdough?
But you still feel overwhelmed, discouraged, or lack confidence in sourdough baking?
The thing that took me from being able to bake basic sourdough bread to really understanding the why and how behind all the steps and processes was learning from an instructor. All the blogs and videos online only gave a part of a picture. Learning from a full course is a game changer!
My Intro class has helped hundreds of beginners have that “aha!” moment with sourdough. You can enroll here.
For the novice
A novice sourdough baker is someone who is baking consistently and seeing good results from bake to bake. Your struggle could be that you are ready to mix it up and try some new things with your sourdough baking or you want to improve some of the mechanics of your sourdough baking process. Here are some resources for you:
- Here are all my online, free sourdough recipes for bread, pizza, sourdough discard, and more.
- My Everyday Bread Baking book shows you how to make 8 master recipes using a sourdough starter base. And from those step by step photos and instructions, you can apply them to over 30 delicious bread recipes. You can purchase a copy here.
- If you are still struggling with some of the mechanics for sourdough bread baking, I would recommend my online Intro to Sourdough course. It walks through all the steps very clearly and includes bonus videos for sandwich bread and a focaccia style pizza. You can check out the free preview through this link.
For the intermediate
Do you care for your sourdough starter without a second thought or know some recipes by heart?
Recipes that helped me improve my baking skills were baguettes, brioches, fougasse, star bread, challah, babka, and whole wheat recipes. My books, Everyday Bread Baking and Celebrate with Bread Baking include these recipes and more. You can learn more about them here.
Or try one of my other recipes here:
Additional tools and resources:
What is a sourdough starter? Learn the basics or review how to refresh your starter (discard and feed):
Many people have an issue with caring for their sourdough starter. They don’t realize that their sourdough starter must be refreshed by use (or discard if the starter was not used while active) then feed. Feeding a starter repeatedly that hasn’t been used results in an unhealthy starter.
In this guide, I give you the step by step instructions for creating your own sourdough starter over 7-10 days.