Vermont Sourdough with Whole Wheat

Preparation info

  • Dough Yield: About


    loaves at 1.5 lb each
    • Difficulty


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By Jeffrey Hamelman

Published 2004

  • About

Using Whole-Wheat Flour in lieu of rye seems like a trivial substitution, yet even though there is only 10 percent whole-wheat flour in the entire formula, the difference is distinct, enough to warrant giving this bread its own formula.


Overall Formula

U.S. Metric


  1. Liquid Levain: Make the final build 12 to 16 hours before the final mix, and let stand in a covered container at about 70°F.
  2. Mixing: Add all the ingredients to the mixing bowl, including the levain, but not the salt. In a spiral mixer, mix on first speed just until the ingredients are incorporated into a shaggy mass. Correct the hydration as neces