Is sourdough sour?

How do I make my sourdough more or less sour tasting? Its name is not because of the flavor, but from the method of fermenting, or “souring” the dough. The degree of sourness, or tang, can be adjusted two ways. Adjust the starter and adjust the dough. A. Adjust the starter. To increase the tang,… Continue reading Is sourdough sour?

Bulk Ferment Container

The first rising of your dough is called the “bulk ferment” (BF) and the final rising is the “final proof” (FP). Recipes say, “Place dough in an oiled bowl. Cover and allow to rise until doubled.” Right? Most say something like that. But I can’t tell when looking at it in several hours or tomorrow… Continue reading Bulk Ferment Container

Sourdough Pizza Crust

Another good use for starter discard. Our favorite topping is tomato sauce, sliced onions, black beans, and shredded cheese. I use a baking stone for pizza, using a peel with parchment paper. The parchment stays with the dough. It gets a little charred in the oven but works well. I usually pre-cook the dough for… Continue reading Sourdough Pizza Crust