Whole Grain Wheat Sourdough Bread

Whole Grain Wheat Sourdough Bread

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Sherry Blizzard


Sourdough. Who doesn't love fresh bread? My sourdough is almost 17 yrs old. I learned from a friend the importance of measuring the ingredients precisely using a digital scale. I thought it was humbug, but I was wrong. Depending on the weather, your outcome can be very different. Invest in a digital scale. They are cheap and, if you are serious about baking bread you want this. Have both Potato Sourdough Starter and Basic Sourdough Starter on hand. Potato makes beautiful, light dinner rolls and regular makes excellent pizza crust and an Artisan Bread to rival any store bought bread.


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  • 55 g
    sourdough starter
  • 55 g
    bread flour
  • 55 g
    warm water

  • 546 g
    bread flour
  • 154 g
    whole grain wheat flour
  • 550 g
    warm water
  • LAST:

  • 140 g
    sourdough levain
  • 15 1/2 g
    sea salt

How to Make Whole Grain Wheat Sourdough Bread


  1. Measure using a digital scale. Levain ingredients: Sourdough starter, Bread Flour, and water....Let rest for 6 hours....
  2. 2 hours BEFORE the levain is ready, use a dough hook and mix on low 546 g. bread flour, 154 g whole wheat flour and 550 g. water. Mix until well incorporated and use a spatula to make sure. Rest in a covered bowl 2 hours.
  3. Add Levain and sea salt to the Flour/water mix, mix on speed 2-3 for 2 minutes. Use a spatula to stir down.
  4. Use a water bottle to spritz the counter down with a light dust of water. Dump out the dough and fold over several times with a plane to make a ball. Cut in half.
  5. Put each ball in an 8 x 8 glass pan. Rest, covered for 45 minutes.
  6. Coil folds: For the next 5 hours, every hour, use lightly wet hands to lift and fold the dough over itself. Start in the middle of the dough and lift up until the dough comes up off the dish. Fold. You are creating air pockets here and are redistributing the dough. Turn the dish and do this again 2 more times.
  7. Use brown rice flour to dust a bannaton well. Flour the countertop really well. Flip out one of the loaves and shape the dough to your banneton. Proof dough, covered in the bannetons in the fridge overnight.
  8. The next morning: Preheat the oven to 475F 1 hour with the cast iron Dutch oven inside---nice and hot. Flip dough from banneton onto parchment paper. Score using a lame. Bake covered for 20 minutes. (while dough is in oven, put empty bannetons at the back of the top of the stove to dry)
  9. After 20 minutes, turn the heat down to 450 take bread out of the Dutch oven and place on the rack to continue baking for another 20-25 minutes. Let cool for 2 hours before slicing.

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About Whole Grain Wheat Sourdough Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern

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