Don’t overthink it…

I have said this before and will keep on saying it because I think it’s so important. Overthinking spoils making sourdough for so many bakers and it truly doesn’t need to.


Sourdough making is a thing of simplicity and joy, but all too often bakers overthink it and it ruins their enjoyment of making it. I have no doubt that this comes from an expectation that making sourdough is going to be complicated or hard to do due to the overwhelming amount of over complicated, conflicting information that can be found on the subject.


My advise is always: don’t read too much. Find a single source that resonates with you and stick with it whilst you learn the basics of sourdough. Don’t confuse things, don’t get pulled in a thousand different ways by unnecessary advice from a thousand different directions. Only you are in your kitchen.


Once you feel comfortable and confident that you understand how to use your starter, how the dough works, your best baking process, that’s the time to experiment and expand your knowledge, but never forget the basics. Once you know what works for you, stick with it.


There are no rules here, there are no sourdough police, there’s just great healthy tasty bread – enjoy it!

4 thoughts on “Don’t overthink it…”

  1. Hallelujah 🙌🏽🙌🏽 It’s all between you and YOUR dough. I completely agree that the more you read the more confused you become as every dough is so individual to their environment. ❤️

  2. This is how I feel. I have been too frustrated to try sourdough given all the conflicting information I’ve read about the starter process, leaving my head spinning!

  3. There is a lot of info online. But if you choose one single source to stick with whilst you learn, I promise it will be simpler 🙏🏻

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