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Monday, February 23, 2015

Sourdough Bread

Today, I am asking for help. I am new at making Sourdough Bread. As you can see in the photo above my bread splits in half. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

Your recipe.
I appreciate your help.

How do you like to eat your sourdough?
We love to toast ours and have peanut butter or honey on top.



  1. I am not a baker, sorry, but split or not, it still looks yummy to me!

  2. I never baked sourdough bread but I think it could be that you didn't let it rise long enough. If you bake it before it finishes to rise, the heat in the oven bakes the outside of the bread before the centre and when the dough keep rising inside,it has little room to expand and causes your bread to split open under all the pressure.

    Try letting it rise longer next time and see if it make a difference.
    Good luck.

  3. The only thing I can think of is that it might be kneaded too long? Other than that I don't know- xo Diana

  4. That looks amazing..split or not! I haven't made it in a really long time. I always thought the splitting made it look more homemade so it didn't bother me. I love it toasted with butter!

  5. How does it last long enough to care whether or not it's split in half?? Looks delicious! Hot from the oven with butter? Who would even notice a split.

  6. I wouldn't know I'm afraid. I don't bake bread, sorry. I thought of you when reading Uncle Wiggley. A little tiny bit like the Wind in the Willows. Insights and smiles....

  7. I can't help you sorry, but it sure looks delicious and I bet the scent of freshly made bread was/is divine:)

  8. If I could I would - never baked a loaf of bread in my life :-)

  9. I think this still looks delicious, I don't think anyone in my family would disagree! The simpler the better for us, with a bit of butter! I've never made sourdough so I'm not much help from the baking perspective but I think ithas a lovely color!

  10. I don't know, Carla. I'd have to google that one. It looks so yummy! xxx ~ Nancy

  11. One of my blogger friends makes some amazing breads, so I will run this past her and see if we can help :)

    1. I did just find this. Notice the section about the "Excessive break on the side"

  12. Ours looks like this all the time (but of course we eat it anyway - it still tastes the same!) ;) Maybe cut some slashes across the top before you put it in the oven, so the oven spring can expand through the slashes instead of coming out the side? It's worth a try, anyway. Let me know how it works!


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