Blogs can be a great source of information and ideas. Whether you’re new to sourdough baking and looking for a guide to getting started, or more experienced and wanting inspiration and new techniques for your home bread making, there are a whole range of useful blogs out there. They cover pretty much everything – advice on ingredients and equipment, tips and tricks for baking that perfect loaf, and, of course, lots of recipes. You can join in too, some of the blogs listed below have weekly or monthly baking challenges where bakers share experiences and ideas.
An engaging blog with posts on, well pretty much all things bread. The recipes aren’t always 100% sourdough, but this blog with its collection of posts containing recipes, techniques and reviews is a good read. The blog isn’t currently being updated because the author is working on a book.
Written by the author of an eBook of the same name, this blog explores some of the issues around a gluten free diet. There’s a list of gluten free ingredients to use in baking, and instructions for creating a brown rice starter.
Although the blog hasn’t been updated for some time, and not exclusively sourdough, the collection of recipes (you’ll find them under the ‘Formulae’ tab) are worth looking at for ideas.
Noel’s bread blog hasn’t been updated since 2010, but it’s still there and is a really good source of recipes.
The posts are written by the Real Bread Campaign blogger and guest bloggers, and cover a range of bread-related topics. The Real Bread Campaign website also has a home baking section (http://www.sustainweb.org/realbread/homebake/) with plenty of information and recipes.
This blog is no longer updated, but worth a look for all the recipes and ideas. The posts are based on Chad Robertson’s recipes from the Tartine bakery in San Francisco. Great photos and lots of recipes written in a very distinctive style.
Written by the author of the Tartine Bread Experiment blog(see above), this is a new collection of posts and recipes. With lots of information about techniques, flours and additives, along with inspiring photos, this is a blog for serious sourdough bakers who want to extend their baking repertoire.
Not limited to sourdough baking, but a good source of recipes for all keen bakers – You may recognise one of the contributors ! (Me!)
The bread geek is an enthusiastic home baker who uses natural yeast and home-ground flour in her bread making. There are recipes for breads, ideas for using your homemade bread in other dishes and advice on how to get the best from your starter.
An online community for amateur artisan bakers and bread enthusiasts. The blog section of this informative site has posts from a whole range of bloggers, who bring different ideas for bread making.
Another ‘lapsed’ blog, but again there are some recipes here that are still worth looking at… and baking. The recipes are interspersed with posts about life in a small mountain town in France.
Blogs with challenges for sourdough bakers…
Sourdough surprises is online baking group that’s open to anyone who loves to bake with sourdough. To take part you simply need to cook up something in keeping with the current theme, and either link a blog post about your experience or email a photo of the finished dish. If you don’t already have a sourdough starter, but want to join in, there are step-by-step instructions for creating and maintaining one. And your starter is up and running, there are links to endless recipes to inspire your sourdough baking.
Not so much a challenge as a weekly round-up of yeasted goods. Submit your post via the Wild Yeast website to join in or simply let the long list of recipes on this blog, and the others it links to, inspire your baking.