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What is sourdough?

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Sourdough

Sourdough is a vegan bread, however it is not gluten-free. It's a naturally leavend bread that uses a 'starter' instead of commercial yeast.

For sourdough you need the three basic ingredients: strong white bread flour, water, and salt.

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Sourdough Starter

Since sourdough does not use commerical yeast, a starter is needed for it to rise.

A starter is made with fermented flour and water mixture that contains wild yeast and bacteria.

Wild yeast gives more flavor than commerical yeast an...

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Bread Making Supplies

  • Scales
  • Starter container
  • Scraper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Jug
  • Baking baskets
  • Ovenproof dish with a lid
  • Lame (extremely sharp knife)
  • Wire rack

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Shaping Sourdough

The two basic shapes of sourdough are: round (boule) and long (bâtard).

In order to make the long sourdough, before baking it place it in an oval-shaped ovenproof dish or a long, leaf-shaped basket that can hold the loaf.

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Scoring Sourdough

For fancy patterns on your sourdough you will need a lame (an exceptionally sharp knife), but for simpler designs you don't need to buy one.

A tip to make the scored pattern stand out is to dust the loaf with flour using a small sieve.

If in any case that you do make an intricate pa...

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