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HOW TO SHAPE SOURDOUGH BREAD

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A Batard is an oval shaped loaf of sourdough bread. I'll show you how to shape it.

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STEP 1

Flour the banneton basket and set it aside. I use rice flour.

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STEP 2

Loosen the dough and flip it, so the smooth side is down.

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STEP 3

Fold the dough 2/3rds way up, ease out the sides and cross them over, pinning the edge.

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STEP 4

Pull small sections to the center and stitch them in place. You'll feel the dough tighten.

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STEP 5

Pull the top over and tuck it under the bottom. Push with the bench scraper to secure.

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STEP 6

Shape until the sides are even. Visit my website for step by step.

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STEP 7

Sprinkle with rice flour, flip, and ease it into the banneton.

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STEP 8

Stitch again if you like.

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STEP 9

Finish with a bit more rice flour to prevent sticking.

STEP 10

Cover and follow your recipe for the next step.

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