How to Stretch and Fold Sourdough

Learn how to stretch and fold sourdough for gluten development and dough strength. It’s one of the most important steps in the bread making process. Click to through the slides to see different methods to achieve a well developed dough. Let's get started!

Stretch & Fold

Slap & Fold

Coil Fold

Dough Lamination

Why you should stretch and fold sourdough

Stretching and folding sourdough promotes gluten development without traditional kneading. Developing gluten and building dough strength gives the dough elasticity and structure, allowing it to stretch and rise during fermentation. A well developed dough also contributes to the final shape and texture of the bread.

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