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A coil fold is a simple method of building dough strength that relies on surface tension and gravity.
Inclusions: The Lamination Method
The lamination method of adding inclusions is a great way to evenly disperse small add-ins to your dough mix.
Mixed Seed Topping
Adding toppings to your bread is an easy way to add flavor, nutrition, and a decorative flair to your loaf.
Identifying Proofing Levels in Baked Bread
Here's how to check your baked loaf to understand if you are proofing your dough for the correct amount of…
Identifying Proofing Levels in Dough
Here are a few simple ways to check for the correct proofing level in dough.
Sourdough Baking at High Altitudes
Here's how to adjust your sourdough baking to suit a high-altitude.
A batard is one of the most iconic oval sourdough shapes. Here’s two easy shaping methods.
Sourdough Starter Basics
Understanding starters, and the role they play as the leavening agent in bread.
When Is My Starter Ready to Use?
When you add starter to your dough affects the flavor of your bread.
Baking one own’s bread has become more and more of a habit and now I have decided to make time to adopt that habit in my household….using my…sourdough starter and a fabulous new Challenger Breadware [cast iron] pan
Martha Stewart, @marthastewart48
The handles are at the right spot, keeping my hands safe when grabbing the pan in and out of the oven. It’s large enough so I can bake 1.2kg doughs and still get a great oven kick. It really traps the steam and the heat….Deep, golden crust, thin and crispy…the loaves come out of the oven with a remarkable charisma and rusticity
François Thibeault, Bread Magazine, @breadmag
This is a beautifully designed pan! It won’t chip or scratch like my enameled Dutch ovens have and the walls are significantly thicker as well. The heavy domed lid and low profile bottom make a great seal keeping the steam right where you want it. I am looking forward to baking with these pans for many years to come.
Mike Hilburn, The Sourdough Podcast, @thesourdoughpodcast