When to Cut Sourdough Bread to Get Beautiful Slices

We’ve all been there. A perfectly crispy loaf of freshly baked sourdough bread…awesomely scrumptious looking…sourdough scent filling the air…and then you slice it into what you imagine to be evenly sliced impressive pieces to share, but what do you get? A mess.

Sourdough bread continues to cook throughout the cooling period.

How Long Should You Wait to Slice Through Sourdough Bread?

Sourdough bread needs longer than other homemade breads to cool before slicing. This time is increased even further if you use rye flour!

What Happens If I Cut the Loaf Too Early?

With bread that is fresh out of the oven, you're better off tearing the bread open rather than trying to fight with the moisture to slice it.

What Happens If I Wait Too Long To Cut the Loaf?

If you wait too long to cut into your sourdough bread loaf, chances are it has passed its optimum texture and moistness. What does that mean? Tap below!

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