Rustic Sourdough Loaf

This rustic sourdough loaf is typically what most people think of when you say sourdough bread. It has an artisan crumb, not too open, which makes it bread that can be used in different ways. 

It is usually scored to direct the oven spring, and for many bakers the aim is to get an "ear" - that piece of crust that rises up and pulls away from the rest of the loaf.