Lesson 6: Cheat Sheet for Making Sourdough Wheat and Rye Bread

Once you’re baking regularly, you may find the full recipe for Sourdough Wheat and Rye Bread to be cumbersome. Here’s a cheat sheet you can keep by your side.

Making Sourdough Wheat and Rye Bread: At a Glance

Day One:  Feed Starter

  1. To ½ cup starter, add ¼ cup each flour and water; then ½ cup each flour and water; then 1 cup each flour and water (at roughly 4-hour intervals).
  2. Return starter to refrigerator.

Day Two: Make Dough

  1. Combine starter, flour, barley malt and water. Rest, covered, 20 minutes to 1 hour. Add salt and knead 10 minutes.
  2. Put dough into lightly-oiled bowl and rest, covered, 2-7 hours (depending on temperature).
  3. Shape boule and rest, covered, about 1 hour more.
  4. Transfer dough to refrigerator.

Day 3: Bake bread

  1. Preheat oven and pot to 450 degrees and take dough out of refrigerator.
  2. After 1 hour, sprinkle oats on bottom of loaf and score top. Spritz inside of pot twice in first 5 minutes of baking. Bake 40 minutes more.
  3. Remove bread from oven and cool before slicing.

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