Start to Finish: 5 to 7 days

Servings: Yields 2 loaves

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Taste that classic tang of a slice of sourdough as often as you please by baking a loaf or two in your own oven. While it takes about a week to create the basis of a sourdough loaf, known as the “starter,” you can keep that starter in the refrigerator indefinitely, as long as you maintain it, so you can enjoy sourdough bread as frequently as you’d like.

This recipe is adapted from King Arthur Flour.