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Sourdough Bread Baking for Beginners

Thomas Charles Mathiassen

5 mins

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Even if you find it hard to not burn your toast, you can still bake a nutritious and delicious loaf of sourdough bread from scratch, as shown by master baker Thomas Charles Mathiassen. All you need is a little care, an eye for detail, and a lot of patience.


Sourdough Bread Baking for Beginners

Sourdough Bread Baking for Beginners

by Thomas Charles Mathiassen


One of the most popular hobbies in 2020's COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, baking your first sourdough loaf is one of the most satisfying - and surprisingly therapeutic - hobbies out there. Baking your first sourdough is a bit of an art, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's complicated. You just need the right instructions. Most people get carried away with the complicated and scattered nature of the information available online about baking a perfect loaf of basic sourdough bread.

Master baker and the CEO of A Culinary Project, Thomas Charles has been baking and teaching for almost 30 years. Mathiassen shows you how you can avoid all the unnecessary steps and still achieve the right texture and flavor in your first sourdough bread loaf.

Here, Mathiassen explains his perfect recipe for sourdough bread following his four-factor formula, how to make sure you add the right ingredients at the right moment, and his secret processes.

Favorite quote

Sourdough helps to break down the protein and make all the nutrition available for the body. It gives you a slower rise in your blood sugar compared to a white standard yeasted loaf.

- Thomas Charles Mathiassen

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