The Sourdough Baker's Handbook

I won’t say baking sourdough bread 🍞 at home will change your life…


Actually, yeah, I am going to say that. It’s magical. It’s easy. It’s downright delicious.

Get the knowledge, tools, and recipes to make the best bread at home.

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What is The Baker's Handbook?

This handbook contains the results of over 10 years of constant testing and experimentation in the kitchen.

All to help you to make the perfect loaf.

This comprehensive book is the best collection of sourdough baking knowledge to get you started (with a new sourdough starter), further your baking skills, and bake bakery-level bread at home.

After reading this book, you’ll be ready to bake light and airy open-crumb bread, delicious focaccia, and know how to schedule baking to fit your schedule.

🤫 Psst. Did you know this Baker's Handbook is included FREE in the TPL Membership?

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What's Included?

  • 📖 100+ pages (more than 20,000 words!)  of sourdough guides that will teach you to bake bakery-quality bread at home. You’ll learn to care for your starter to keep it strong, use it in the dough, and make incredibly flavorful bread.

  • 🍞 15 exclusive sourdough recipes for bread, pizza, and more

  • 🤓 Tools! Live and editable spreadsheets for all the recipes in the book that’ll let you scale up and down to make more or less bread.

  • 🛠️ My custom spreadsheet template for creating your own sourdough recipes from scratch—never have to start with a blank spreadsheet or a piece of paper again.

  • Sample baking schedules to make bread when you want it without figuring out what to do when.
🔥 Join 1,500+ people who have already purchased The Bread Baker's Handbook in making amazing bread at home.

Learn To Bake Open-Crumb Bread

Learn my best tips for making open-crumb sourdough, light, airy, chewy, and utterly delicious bread. 

I’ll walk you through the best flour to choose, how to mix and strengthen your dough, and what to look for when your dough is fully proofed.

Use my Open-Crumb Sourdough Bread Recipe to make bread with a beautifully open-textured interior.

  • How to find the best flour for baking
  • How to harness fermentation
  • Learn the sweet spot for dough hydration
  • Learn to handle the dough for the best volume
  • Learn how to proof just right

Creating, Troubleshooting, and Scheduling Your Starter

This is where you learn to create and keep a sourdough starter that's strong, healthy, and ready for baking sourdough bread at a moment's notice. I'll show you the exact steps to make this happen.

Learn to keep it on a schedule that works for YOU, not vice versa.

Sourdough starter feeding cycle
21 Common Sourdough Starter Problems

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👀 What Else Is Inside?

This covers all 8 steps of the bread-making process, with tips and tricks along the way. But I've also included my top tips for maintaining your sourdough starter, adjusting the sourness in your bread, and guides to shaping, adding inclusions (like nuts and seeds), and schedules for baking when you want to.

If you want to make amazing sourdough bread at home, get this book.

You Might Be Wondering...

This new eBook has some of the same core principles as in my physical book (the 8 steps to baking, how to make a starter, etc.), but there’s a lot of new content, too.

  • Recipe for an open-crumb sourdough with tips on how to get there
  • More new recipes for things like chocolate + cherry rolls, apricot sourdough, pikelets (like pancakes, but different!), and more.
  • Techniques for adjusting the sour level in your loaves

And probably the biggest difference:

The eBook comes with live spreadsheets for all the bread recipes in the book so you can modify them as you want (scale up down, change ingredients, etc.). Plus, blank sheets to make your own formulas and my bread baking notes sheet.

So it’s a mix of some core process material from my book plus new recipes and guides along with those live spreadsheets.

I see this as a companion to my hardcover cookbook, not a replacement!

Some of my favorites:

  • Beginner’s Sourdough Bread
  • Pain de Mie (soft sandwich bread)
  • Apricot and Walnut
  • Durum, Green Olive, and Sesame
  • 50% Whole Wheat Back-To-School Sandwich Bread
  • Open-Crumb Sourdough
  • My Best Sourdough Bread Recipe
  • Home Oven Sourdough Pizza
  • Focaccia
  • Cherry and Toasted Pecan Sourdough Rolls
  • Soft Sourdough Pull-Apart Rolls
  • Chocolate and Cherry Sourdough Rolls
  • Sourdough Pancakes
  • Sourdough Pikelets
  • Sourdough Waffles

Yes, you can! Head to your Perks page and this eBook is free for you.

If you’re not a TPL member, join the membership now and get this eBook for free in addition to a lot more perks!