To create a basic sourdough loaf the first stage is creating your sourdough and the second stage is creating your bread dough. Essentially the sourdough stage is a method to increase your starter from its original amount to the amount needed to successfully leaven your bread dough. Additionally there needs to be enough sourdough created to also allow you to remove the amount added as starter – effectively cycling your starter as well as making bread.
To begin use the following methods:
Or if you are making our 100% Rye bread which is especially good for people with gluten sensitivities
As your expertise increases you will want to make grain and fruit loaves and even more specialised types of sourdough. To make grain loaves of sourdough bread you will use the following method:
The best way to begin is to follow one of our recipes and this will show you the correct methods to use.