Vermont Sourdough with Increased Whole Grain

Preparation info

  • Dough Yield: About

    22

    loaves at 1.5 lb each
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Bread

By Jeffrey Hamelman

Published 2004

  • About

There are Two Small Changes in this Formula compared to the Vermont Sourdough—an increase in pre-fermented flour from 15 to 20 percent, and an increase in whole-grain flour from 10 to 15 percent—yet the effect on the dough is surprisingly large. The whole-rye flour offers considerable fermentable sugars and minerals to the yeasts in the levain culture, and this, combined with the increased proportion of ripe culture in the dough, produces a bread that is m