Posts by Maurizio Leo

Maurizio Leo
The Author

About Maurizio Leo

Maurizio is an engineer-turned-baker who bakes from his home kitchen in Albuquerque, NM. He bakes, writes and photographs for his blog, The Perfect Loaf, which focuses on naturally leavened sourdough bread. Maurizio's passion for baking ensures his hands are in dough just about every day.

Bulk Fermentation via @kingarthurflour

Bulk fermentation, explained

Building strength, volume, and flavor

Preshaping Bread Dough via @kingarthurflour

Preshaping bread dough

How to set the stage for successful shaping

Making Classic Pretzels at Home via @kingarthurflour-1

Making pretzels at home

Lye, baking soda, and shaping

Topping Bread Dough via @kingarthurflour

Topping bread dough

How to add texture, flavor, and nutrition with seeds and grains

Shaping a Boule via @kingarthurflour

Shaping a Boule

Three ways to shape a round loaf

Transferring Bread Dough via @kingarthurflour

Transferring bread dough

From proofing basket to hot oven

Decorative Cuts via @kingarthurflour

Bread scoring techniques

Creative, decorative cuts

Scoring bread dough via @kingarthurflour

Scoring bread dough

Implements and techniques

Fresh Milled Spelt Sourdough via @kingarthurflour

Fresh-Milled Spelt Sourdough Bread

Wholesome Bread with a Cracked Spelt Soaker

Multigrain Sourdough Sandwich Bread via @kingarthurflour

Multigrain Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Dark, dense, and delightful

Brioche-Style Kugelhopf via @kingarthurflour

Naturally Leavened Brioche-Style Kugelhopf

A sweeter side of sourdough