SourDom's Beginners Page

Check out SourDom's [url=http://sourdough.com.au/blog/sourdom/]Beginners Tutorials[/url] for invaluable help on getting started with Sourdough bread.

the tutorials are:

How to make your own starter.
How to use short kneads to handle moist doughs and bake a loaf with a yeast-based preferment.
The subtleties of proving a loaf using a ‘biga’.
How to shape a loaf using a hybrid recipe.
The final crucial steps and putting it all together to bake a 100% sourdough loaf.

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I have finally finished a tutorial on slashing spraying and baking loaves.

(It has taken a while because I have been busy at work, and also had the frustrating experience of losing half of it to a computer gremlin)

That completes the series of 5 basic tutorials on sourdough baking, but I still am hoping to write a couple of shorter ones on sourdough timetables and recipes.
The tutorials are:

How to make your own starter.

How to use short kneads to handle moist doughs and bake a loaf with a yeast-based preferment.

The subtleties of proving a loaf using a ‘biga’.

How to shape a loaf using a hybrid recipe.

The final crucial steps and putting it all together to bake a 100% sourdough loaf.



cheers
Dom


That's alright Dom.

Take your time on it all. Let me know if you need technical help.

Thanks for posting this link Maedi.
When I have finally managed to finish the tutorials I'll put together a home page for them with links to the individual tutorials etc

cheers
Dom


Greetings!
I'm new to this amazing world of bread, especially sourdough but it sounds exciting enough. I've been experimenting with simple breads using commercial yeast to practise on the basic techniques. can't wait to progress on to sourdough baking!
thanks to sourdom for doing up the beginners page for ppl like me. unfortunately, i can't seem to access the links, been trying for some time already. could someone check it out? thank you very much.
oh, and hello to everybody here, hope to learn loads about sourdough from you guys:)

cheers,
tyro

Welcome tyro! Maedi is in the midst of shifting files from our blogs over to the forum. Oh, Maedi........!

Baking bread is an amazing journey. Speaking from my own experience, I wouldn't have known there was so much to learn about bread. I'm still learning.

Enjoy your stay.


I'll fix your avatars too soon TP

Hi - that was July 2007...
now March 2008, I'm getting 403 Forbidden errors from *all* the links above - like this:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /2006/06/30/beginners-blog-a-starter-from-scratch/ on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.



... which, to say the least, is a great pity.


Have no fear dougal, this thread is a little out of date. Dom's tutorials can now be found here.