Are you tired of buying tasteless bread from the store? Why not try your hand at making your own sourdough boule? With the right sourdough lingo and techniques, you can create a perfectly crusty and delicious bread right at home. Here’s how:

  1. Start with a sourdough starter: The key to a good sourdough bread is a good starter. You can make your own starter by combining flour and water and letting it ferment for a few days. Once your starter is ready, you can use it to make your bread.
  2. Mix the dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine your sourdough starter, flour, water, and salt. Mix the ingredients together until you form a shaggy dough. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  3. Knead the dough: After the resting period, knead the dough for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. You can do this by hand or with a mixer.
  4. First proofing: Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise for about 4 to 6 hours. This process is known as the first proofing.
  5. Shape the dough: Once the dough has doubled in size, gently remove it from the bowl and shape it into a boule. Place the boule on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Second proofing: Cover the boule with a damp towel and let it rest for another 2 to 4 hours until it has risen again.
  7. Bake the bread: Preheat your oven to 450°F. Score the top of the boule with a sharp knife, then place it in the oven and bake for about 35 to 45 minutes until it is golden brown.
  8. Cool and enjoy: Once your boule is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

With these sourdough lingo and techniques, you can make a delicious boule that will impress your friends and family. So, why not give it a try?

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