Oat Porridge Sourdough

Oat porridge sourdough crumb and crust

After the past few weeks, I’m not sure I want to move ever again. Throughout the last year as our new house has been under construction, we’ve been steadily reducing anything superfluous around the house. My wife and I don’t have much “fluff” to start with (we try only to buy what we need), and […]

Pane Siciliano (Semolina and Sesame Sourdough Bread)

Pane Siciliano (Sicilian semolina and sesame bread)

Golden and nutty with a satiny crumb.

High-fiber seeded sourdough bread recipe

High-fiber sourdough bread

A healthy and nutritious sandwich bread with whole grains, seeds, and oats.

The ultimate guide to shaping bread dough

Shaping brown rice and sesame sourdough bread dough

Shaping bread dough is my favorite part of the entire sourdough bread-making process. After hours of nurturing a sourdough starter, mixing, and bulk fermentation, it’s when we get creative and put our hands to work. The problem is that shaping can be difficult. If the dough isn’t at the right level of strength, is not […]

Brown rice and sesame sourdough bread recipe

Crumb (interior) of the brown rice and sesame sourdough

Rice and sesame lend an earthy flavor, tender interior, and golden crust.

The Best Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Best Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

A delicious and nutritious pan loaf that’s as soft or softer than white bread.

21 Common Sourdough Starter Problems with Solutions

21 Common Sourdough Starter Problems

Have a starter problem? I (probably) have the solution.

Focaccia Pugliese (Focaccia with Potato)

Focaccia Pugliese

The chewiest, fluffiest, most delicious focaccia.

How to top bread dough

How to top bread dough with seeds and grains

Learn the best way to add seeds, nuts, and other items to the outside of your bread.

Green Olive and Herb Sourdough Bread

Green olive and herb sourdough bread

Richly flavored sourdough bread with buttery, salty olives and piquant herbs.

Easy No-Knead Sourdough Bread

No-knead sourdough bread recipe

A simple loaf of bread that tastes anything but.

Soft honey buckwheat sandwich bread

Soft honey buckwheat sandwich bread

Incredibly soft and delicious, this “sneaky” healthy bread is as flavorful as it is nutritious.

Sourdough with freshly milled Yecora Rojo

Sourdough with freshly milled yecora rojo

Deliciously wholesome with deep fermentation flavors and malty notes.

The Best Way to Store Flour

The best way to store flour

Learn how the best way to store flour in your kitchen to keep it fresh for longer.

Sourdough Pizza al Taglio

Sourdough sheet pan pizza

This hearty rectangular sourdough pizza is crispy-bottomed, tender, and a blank canvas for your imagination.

Super Soft Sourdough Rolls

Super soft sourdough dinner rolls perfect for Thanksgiving

Buttery, slightly sweet sourdough rolls that redefine what dinner rolls can be.

How to make tangzhong

Fully proofed sourdough sandwich bread with pre-cooked flour (tangzhong)

A guide to using pre-cooked flour, or tangzhong, to bring extra tenderness to your your bread.

Frequently Asked Sourdough Starter Questions

A roundup of the most-asked questions surrounding a sourdough starter.

Sourdough Sandwich Bread with Pre-cooked Flour

soft sandwich bread with pre-cooked flour

A tender sandwich bread without the use of butter, eggs, or sugar. Perfect for school (or adult) lunches!

Sourdough Bagel

Sourdough bagel

Golden brown sourdough bagels with a thin, crisp crust and chewy interior.

Sourdough Bread with All-Purpose Flour

Same day sourdough with all-purpose flour

A simple sourdough bread made in a single day with all-purpose flour.

Spelt, Rye, and Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

Spelt, rye, whole wheat sourdough

A trio of delicious grains for a hearty and wholesome loaf.

How to Make Canelé

Canelê pastry

My recipe and process for making one truly exquisite French pastry.

Whole Grain Spelt Pan Loaf

Whole grain spelt pan loaf crumb

Spelt found its way into my baking rotation ages ago and has since become a regular.

Malted Wheat Sourdough Bread

Malted wheat sourdough bread crust

Sourdough bread using sprouted and milled whole barley.

Honey Whole Wheat and Barley Pan Loaf

Baked honey whole wheat and barley pan loaf

A pan loaf with subtle sweetness from honey and a soft texture from a barley porridge.

Shaping a Boule

Einkorn Miche via @theperfectloaf

A staple shape for any baker.

How To Bake Bread in a Dutch Oven

Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven via @theperfectloaf

A guide to baking bread in a home oven with a combo cooker or Dutch oven.

Shaping a Pan Loaf

Fully proofed dough

Encourage a tight interior and tall rise.

Whole Grain Wheat and Spelt Pan Bread

Whole Grain Wheat and Spelt Pan Bread via @theperfectloaf

A whole grain pan loaf that makes for some healthy — and delicious — toast.