Resources Page

by Heather

From time to time, I get questions from readers asking me what tools and resources I find are the most helpful, useful, and even essential. There are many factors that come into play with good sourdough, ranging from kitchen tools and equipment, to types of flour and additional ingredients. Please use and explore this page as a handy reference! This resources page will evolve over time as I find new tools and resources, so I recommend bookmarking it.

At no extra cost to you, if you click links below, I will receive a small commission if you buy. I would never recommend products if I didn’t really believe in it, so everything below was included with you, the home baker, in mind. If you have any questions about any products or resources, please let me know!

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Trouble Free Sourdough Starter: Zero to Sourdough in 10 Easy Days – A FREE COURSE

In this FREE course, you’ll be guided through the detailed process day-by-day. Sourdough starter is more than just a process, so you’ll also learn what to watch for as your starter becomes more active: how your starter should smell, what it should look like, plus common troubleshooting issues. There will be bonus resources throughout the course, such as discard recipes, special advice for busy women and moms trying to bake sourdough for their families, and next steps for your starter. Click here to get started today!

Sourdough Baking Vessel

I recently switched to the Challenger Bread Pan and have never looked back. It gives more options and helped me to become a better Sourdough baker. Check out my Challenger Bread Pan review or click on the picture below to go directly to their site.

Sourdough bread in Challenger Bread Pan
Challenger Bread Pan

12 Sourdough Tools You Need (to Bake Better Bread) in 2020

Use this comprehensive list of sourdough kitchen tools to help you bake amazing bread right in your home. The list contains 12 sourdough tool categories with three items per category, from most expensive to least expensive. So if you’re on a tight budget or looking to spare no expense, you’ll find what you need to equip your kitchen and bake better sourdough bread.These are the items I currently use in my own sourdough baking. Click here to get the list!

12 Sourdough Kitchen Tools You Need (to Bake Better Bread) in 2020

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These are the best cookbooks out there for sourdough. If you’re just starting out, I highly recommend Tartine Bread.

Check out my comprehensive List of the Best Sourdough Cookbooks!


Below are a handful of different ingredients you can use in your bread. All Purpose Flour or Bread Flour? That’s your choice. Whole wheat flour is a necessity, as is a good-quality salt. Other flours are fun to play around with once you master the basic country loaves.

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