Sourdough Bread

Ingredients

Sourdough bread is made with just 3 ingredients: flour, water, salt. You could consider the sourdough starter as a separate ingredient, but the starter itself consists of only flour and water.

Sourdough is a living food, and as with all lifeforms it behaves differently depending on environmental factors. Water content, humidity, temperature, time will all affect how sourdough behaves. Because of this variability, sourdough recipes are not set in stone. That said, below is the "recipe" I use.

Listed using baker's percentages


My current experiment

This method is based on Foodgeek's Master Sourdough Recipe, similar to the "Slow Lazy" method except with a shorter autolyse.

The short version:

Start

Stretch & fold

Bulk rise

Shaping

Proofing

(One hour before baking)

(Baking time!)

If using a baking stone

(Done!)

Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
Allow it to cool to room temp before cutting into it.


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