a loaf of sourdough bread on a cutting board

Weeee! Friends, pardon my ridiculous enthusiasm, but today is a day I’ve been waiting for for a long, long while. I’m here on this snowy Sunday to introduce you to a new, two-week series I am posting on Girl Versus Dough titled: How to Make Sourdough Bread. I hope you are as eager to learn as I am to teach you all about sourdough bread from starter to loaf. Let’s get baking!

Today has literally been years in the making. For a very long time, I’ve been wanting to create an in-depth series on how to make sourdough bread from scratch — like, the kind that is formed entirely from wild yeast, looks like artisan bread and tastes like the kind of bread you get from a bakery but you bake it AT HOME. I’m here to take you by the hand and help you every step of the way until you, too, have a beautiful baked loaf of sourdough in your own kitchen. It’s possible, and you CAN do it. I totally believe in you.

a loaf of sourdough bread on a napkin with a knife next to it


Let me break down this series for you:

First, you get the rundown of my essential sourdough tools, complete with a printable checklist to help you gather everything you need for the best sourdough bread of your life.

Second, I share my step-by-step guide on how to make a sourdough starter in one week, also with a printable guide that gives you the full feeding schedule so you don’t miss a single feeding.

Third, I share my step-by-step guide on how to make my favorite sourdough bread recipe, from starter to loaf.

And finally, I conclude with a post in Q&A format sharing my best sourdough baking tips and resources that have helped me in my sourdough baking journey.

a loaf of sourdough bread cut in half


You may have followed along on my #GVDsourdough adventures on Instagram, and if you haven’t, I highly suggest you follow along in the Stories Highlights as we move through this series. I have several tips and tricks and guides on there as bonus content to help you visualize and wrap your mind around the whole idea of sourdough.

ALSO, use the tag #GVDsourdough when sharing your sourdough posts so I can see what you’re up to! This would make my life.

Of course, if you have any questions along the way, please reach out! Leave a comment, send me an e-mail, message me on Instagram or Facebook. I would love to know what you’re most interested in learning about sourdough, what issues you’ve faced if you’ve ever tried making it before, what certain terms mean (like autolyse and hydration and bulk fermentation, WHAT. Don’t worry, I will tell you everything!), how your own sourdough journey is going as you follow along. I am here for you!

a loaf of sourdough bread on a cutting board

Finally, to stay the most up-to-date on the How to Make Sourdough Bread series, be sure to sign up for my e-mail list, if you haven’t already. That way you’ll get the posts sent to your inbox the day they go live.

I think that covers everything? OMG, OK. Let’s do this.

TO GET STARTED, head to my first post: Essential Sourdough Tools.

P.S. Want to get started on baking bread immediately? I get you. Give my No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread a try for a shortcut version of artisan bread that’s so yummy.