I Bought $12 Bakery Bags on Amazon, and Now I Want to Bake Bread for Everyone

Once you start baking bread, it’s only natural to shop for bakery bags. There’s no denying that giving someone a fresh-baked loaf is more fun when it looks professionally wrapped. So, fresh from my own hunt for the best way to gift sourdough to friends, here are some recommendations worth trying!

bakery bags for bread

The only thing better than a fresh loaf of sourdough is a fresh loaf of sourdough someone made you and wrapped in a clean bakery bag. Presentation, am I right? Read More

Sourdough Starter: Where to Get One, What Kinds Are Out There

Before you can use tools like a brotform, artistically¬†copy an intricate scoring pattern you saw on Instagram¬†or bake a beginner sourdough recipe, you need one thing: a sourdough starter. It’s the one non-negotiable for all naturally leavened foods. So when you’re ready to be on Team Sourdough, here are four types of places to source one.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the idea, a sourdough starter is, essentially, pretty simple: flour plus water plus time. Supported by the wild yeast and lactobacilli in the air, the flour and water become a living culture. That living culture is an entity capable of birthing some of the world’s favorite baked goods.Read More

9 Great Graphic Tees for Food Lovers

Graphic tees are a little like tattoos or vanity license plates. They let you advertise your passions to anyone watching. So is food your thing? There’s a shirt for that. Celebrate the joy of eating with any of these nine great graphic tees for food lovers!

team sourdough graphic tees for food lovers

You know that feeling when you’ve found something you love and you just want to tell the world about it? When it comes to food, your thing could be produce or guacamole, steak or chocolate, farmer’s markets or taco stands. Whatever the case, there’s a shirt that shows you’re not alone. Even when you’re deep in the throws of bread-baking obsession or kale-loving cooking, there’s someone else out there who is, too. Want proof? Look at food shirt designs! Explore these nine great graphic tees for food lovers, and see if there’s a design that fits you.Read More

Beginner Sourdough Recipes That Worked for Me

When you’re new to sourdough, every recipe is an adventure: Will it turn out? Will you have to throw the bread in the trash? That’s why having beginner sourdough recipes on hand is essential. Fresh from a few victories, it’s easy to get hooked.

sourdough pizza crust from the perfect loaf

Two weeks into the world of baking sourdough, I can tell you this: there’s nothing like the magic of taking fresh-baked bread from your oven, knowing your hands played a part. Read More

One Sourdough Beginner to Another: 8 Tools to Buy

When you’re a sourdough beginner, reading recipes is like entering a whole new world. You’re figuring out words like autolyse, not to mention buying new tools like brotforms and scoring knives. So, since several of you have asked where to start, here’s advice, one newbie to another. Fresh from my first success (!), here’s what you actually need–and what’s only nice, not necessary, to have.

sourdough beginner

At the beginning of this week, I put my research to the test and baked (my first solo) sourdough. Using this beginner’s recipe from The Perfect Loaf (tip: bookmark this recipe!), I used all organic all-purpose flour instead of the recommended bread-wheat-rye flour combo, spent a little over 24 hours following steps and monitoring my dough and, guess what? It worked! No one was more surprised than I to find a golden crust, a soft crumb and stretchy slices I could see light through … it really was magic.Read More