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Are you tired of being the only one at the virtual happy hour without a freshly baked loaf of sourdough bread to show off? Are your loaves coming out dense, heavy, and altogether unimpressive? Fear not, dear bread baker, for you are not alone in your struggles. Welcome to the exclusive club of Sourdough Failure.

First things first, let’s address the elephant in the room: sourdough bread baking is hard. It’s not for the faint of heart or the easily discouraged. It requires patience, precision, and a bit of a green thumb (or at least the ability to keep a living thing alive for more than a week). And let’s be real, not all of us are cut out for that kind of responsibility.

But here’s the thing: failure is just a part of the process. Every great bread baker has a story (or several) of loaves gone wrong. And just like with anything else worth doing, it takes practice to get better. So, don’t be discouraged if your first (or second, or third) loaf doesn’t come out perfect. It’s all part of the journey.

And don’t be afraid to experiment. Sourdough bread baking is a science, but it’s also an art. Don’t be afraid to try new flours, different fermentation times, or even add in some herbs or nuts for a little flair. Who knows, you might even invent the next great sourdough bread trend.

But perhaps the most important thing to remember is to have fun with it. Sure, it can be frustrating when your bread doesn’t turn out the way you want it to, but it’s also an exciting and rewarding experience. So, grab your apron, dust off your starter, and give it another go.

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