Naturally-Leavened Cold-Proof Artisan-Style White Sourdough Bread

Naturally-Leavened Cold-Proof Artisan-Style White Sourdough Bread

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I lurk a lot on Reddit, specifically the Breadit subreddit. Although I don’t post a lot of content (at least not yet anyway), I like to see what other bakers are doing with their bread and what techniques work best for different people.

Something that caught my eye recently was blistered crust.

Seriously, the blisters are almost pornographic whenever someone shares their latest bake. The photos make me drool, and I get the itch to mix some flour, starter, salt, and water together.

With many of my recipes, however, blistered crust was a happy accident and not a consistent feature. Many Reddit users recommended a long, cold proof to achieve a blistered crust, but no one seemed to agree just how long of a proof one needed to get the best results.

So this week I set out to achieve the ultimate blistered crust with a simple, straightforward artisan loaf with white bread flour. I think I nailed it.

sourdough discard lemon poppy seed bread

Sourdough Discard Poppy Seed Lemon Quick Bread

Want to use up some sourdough starter? Craving something sweet and summery? Try this lemon poppy seed bread. It's a dessert bread that comes together in just over an hour.

sourdough discard cinnamon quick bread

Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Quick Bread

I love making bread, but some days I'd rather spend more time eating bread and less time making bread. On those days, I make Cinnamon Quick Bread and use up my sourdough starter.

beginner brioche sandwich bread

Beginner Brioche Sandwich Bread

Brioche is the perfect bread for French toast. It's soft and fluffy, and it pairs nicely with just about anything. I like to make Brioche whenever I make macarons to use up my leftover egg yolks.

almond joy bread in pan

Almond Joy Coconut Sweet Bread

I captured the essence of almond joy chocolates and transformed it into my new favorite quick bread. Get ready for the perfect combo of almonds, chocolate, and coconut.

same-day artisan-style white bread

Same Day Artisan-Style White Bread

Want artisan-bread but don't want to spend the next three days slaving in the kitchen for it? You can make this same-day artisan-style white bread before dinner.

simple vanilla sweet bread in pan next to knife and butter

Simple Vanilla Sweet Bread

Simple Vanilla Sweet Bread is fast and easy. You can make it in just over an hour, and you can pair it with other ingredients to make the perfect dessert.

White and Wheat and Rye Artisan Sourdough Bread on Cutting Board

White, Wheat, and Rye Sourdough Bread

Ready for a fun new artisan sourdough? This blend of white and wheat and rye makes for a tasty and flavorful loaf. Perfect for turkey or tuna sandwiches.

carrot pecan bread on glass plate on tea towel

Spiced Carrot Pecan Bread

Love carrot cake? Try this carrot bread! This gorgeous loaf comes together in just over an hour and it pairs well with cream cheese frosting.

Beginner Light Rye Sandwich Bread

Beginner Light Rye Sandwich Bread

If you want to try a new flour this year, I highly recommend Rye. This rye sandwich bread makes the most amazing toast and tuna melts.