Does the Float Test Really Work?

does the float test work? sourdough starter questions

If you’ve tried recipes like my No-Knead Artisan-Style Sourdough Bread, then you may have stumbled across the float test.

Many sourdough recipes rely on the float test to determine whether a starter is ready to bake, and if your starter doesn’t pass this test, then you may need to wait a few hours (or even several days) before you can try again.

But is the float test helpful? Is it a good way to ensure your bread will rise as it should? Let’s take a closer look at this common baking tip.


Should You Mill Your Own Flour?

Should you buy a mill for making your own flour? I do some math for you to determine whether you save more than you spend.

spoon full of salt

Forgot the Salt? Here’s What to Do

In my hurry to bake bread, sometimes I forget to add salt. If you find yourself in the same situation, here's what you can do.