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All the latest sourdough recipes and techniques.

How to care for your sourdough starter.

Delicious, flavorful, and nutritious sourdough bread begins with a strong starter.

Bread Baking Guides

Techniques for leveling up your sourdough bread.

Featured Baking Video

In-depth recipes and techniques.

Bread Baking Techniques

Foundational skills for better sourdough bread.

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Sourdough Starter Guide

The go-to guide to all things sourdough starter maintenance.

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Dough Temp Guide

The importance of temperature in bread-making.

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Dough Shaping Guide

All of the best ways to shape your bread dough.

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Proofing Bread Dough

Spot the signs for perfectly proofed dough.

Baking Essays

Featured writing on travel, personal essays, and more.

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The Composition and Decomposition of a Sourdough Culture
Communal bread that’s the basis for caring and hospitality.

Best Bread Baking Tools

The best tools for making—and eating—sourdough bread.