Sourdough bread uses natural wildly caught yeasts to give it rise. Because these yeasts are not nearly as strong as commercial yeast, sourdough bread needs all the help it can get to give it the rise it needs.
1. The best oven spring (rise in the oven) 2. The best crust (thin and crispy) 3. The best crumb (open holes and airy texture) There are a few important factors to bear in mind when choosing which Dutch oven will perform best for your sourdough bread.