Ear Scoring Tutorial

Ear Scoring Tutorial

HOW TO GET THE PERFECT EAR DESIGN [Anita’s Fermented Tips & Tricks] Dear Sourdoughmaniacs, We’ve all seen it proudly gracing the Instagram feeds of many an established, seasoned, and well-fermented baker – the (in)famous open “ear” design. Although every loaf made with love and care is a beautiful loaf in my book – regardless of…

Start(ER)ing From Scratch?

Start(ER)ing From Scratch?

Today, I would like to teach you my method of creating your very own sourdough starter, also known as mother dough, mother culture, lievito madre, and many other culturally diverse expressions. Whether you are a complete sourdough beginner, have been successfully baking for years, have tried making your own starter before and were unsuccessful, or…

Sourdough Starter SOS

Dear Sourdoughmaniacs,  I am overwhelmed by your incredible response to my sourdough starter tutorial. You are amazing and you really know how to bubble this baker’s starter. So, thank you for actively building such an incredible community with me.  Before I get too sentimental, and overhydrate this post with happy tears, how about we jump…

Baker’s Percentages

Baker’s Percentages

Dear Sourdoughmaniacs,  Right now you are probably thinking… Anita, what’s with the math homework, can’t we just bake bread and forget about the numbers? And I get it, we Sourdoughmaniacs mostly prefer a crunchy crust over crunching numbers… but for the best possible sourdough success, a little math is necessary, especially when you are just…

(PRE)Shaping

(PRE)Shaping

Why do my loaves never come out right? I have no idea how to handle my dough! What now? My dough is so hard to score. Once I cut it, it just pools out even though I used a proofing basket… If these struggles sound familiar, allow me to give you a few fermented tips…