Rustic Sourdough Bread Recipe
A good loaf of sourdough is essential for any baker to master, but it can also be quite a tricky one to get right. Getting the perfect rise is all about temperature – from the room temperature and ingredients to the dough and the finished bake. We invited Colm Tohill, a baker with 25 years’ experience crafting perfect loaves, to our Thermapen test kitchen to show us his favourite sourdough bread recipe.
To help speed up the proving process, Colm added instant yeast to this recipe alongside sourdough starter. This means that the loaf still has the delicious flavour and texture of traditional sourdough but can be made quickly – perfect for everyday baking.
Bake in the oven until the bread reaches an internal temperature of around 98-99°C.