Putting your starter to work
At last! Your starter looks healthy and vigorous — it's time to bake bread. Let's go step by step through our Naturally Leavened Sourdough Bread. This bread, with its deep brown crust, rich flavor, and mild tang, relies solely on your starter for its rise. Without the addition of commercial yeast, it's a true artisan loaf.
If you're a beginning sourdough baker and unsure about your newly created starter — Is it doubling quickly enough? How bubbly is "very" bubbly? — try our Rustic Sourdough Bread, which uses a bit of packaged yeast for insurance.