Whilst making wholemeal loaves I have been experimenting with adding a couple of ladles of wheat sourdough starter to the mix, along with the usual dried active yeast. The sourdough starter enhances the flavour and helps things to rise a bit more. Adding the sourdough starter adds a bit of extra water to the recipe and so this version has added 100 grams of Dark Rye Flour to absorb that extra water and to add to the flavour. The addition of 100 grams of seeded white flour also helps lighten the texture. The following recipe aims to produce two moist and tasty loaves.
Added by: Peter Stevenson
Millet seed isn’t just for the birds, it also makes a delicious addition to sourdough wholemeal bread. My grandchildren love this bread as it breaks easily into pieces that they can snack on while waiting for dinner! It goes well with cheese and olives, and the millet seeds add a bit of a crunch to the texture. Sourdough starter is so good for flavour and the slow fermentation helps to break down gluten, so it’s great for those with gluten sensitivity. I love to use the more traditional varieties of wheat flour to make this bread as the nutritional value is enhanced as well as great flavour. Sometimes I substitute about 20% of the wheat flour with spelt or rye. It’s a bit more crumbly but my family love it with cheese. I use the sour dough starter in my bread maker, and check on the consistency as the dough is mixing. I always add some dried yeast as it gives a better rise in the bread maker, but if making by hand then I just use the sour dough starter for the rise.
Added by: Rachel Verheul
A beautiful, light textured, deeply flavoured rye bread, scented with molasses, coriander and malt extract. Borodinsky is made with a traditional rye sourdough starter, giving it that distinctive tangy flavour.
Added by: Correy Brown
Using Stoneground Canadian Wholemeal and unbleached no.4 this bread is both Rich and deep flavours.
Added by: Jasonserpent
A delicious combination of Shipton flours and seeds. This sourdough loaf is a blend of 90% Shipton Traditional Organic White Flour and 10% Barley Flour. It also has Shipton's 5 seed blend. The seeds add a toasty crunch and the combination of flours make a fabulous soft-ish crumb. It really is delicious. The dough was retarded overnight in the fridge. This is one of the loaves I teach at Learn Sourdough www.learnsourdough.co.uk
Added by: Learn Sourdough
This is a lovely, rich flavoured bread. I adapted two excellent recipes to develop the recipe - one from the internet (link:https://www.seitanismymotor.com/2010/02/100-percent-rye-bread/ ) and the other from "The Extra Virgin Kitchen" by Susan Jane White. It has a more open texture than is usual for a 100% rye bread. It keeps well, and I think the flavour improves with keeping. Toasting it lightly brings out the flavour and it goes well with soft cheese, air dried ham or smoked salmon. My sourdough starter is 5 years old and is yeasty, not particularly sour-smelling. Unless it is very important to you for it to be 100% rye, without any wheat, you could use any sourdough starter. I find feeding the starter the day before using it, and keeping it at room temperature for several hours on the day, makes the bread lighter. This quantity of ingredients makes 2x1kg(2lb) loaves - I halve them and freeze. Have a go, experiment and enjoy!
Added by: Meher Pocha
70% Hydration sourdough slicing loaf with rye, baked in an oblong covered baker/cloche - the perfect shape for the toaster and for sandwiches. It has an open crumb but is not so holey that the toppings fall through!
Added by: Emma Wakeling
If you've always wanted to make sourdough but are afraid to try, this is the recipe for you! Because of its high hydration, this loaf is simple to make with a hand-held mixer and dough hooks. It uses only the simplest ingredients (flour, salt and water) and tastes delicious. The texture is chewy and the crust is crisp. It smells delectable when it comes out of the oven. The recipe is adapted from Sam & Sam Clark's fabulous book, Moro: The Cookbook.
Added by: A Fermenter
This is my perfect sourdough recipe, it makes always perfect loaf and you can add additional flavours between stretch and fold process. The crust is crunchy and soft white airy bread inside, the flavour is delicious, with or without olives.
Added by: anazigo
This bread is made from rye flour and sourdough with just some water and salt. High in fibre, wheat free and perfect as toaster with soft cheese or smoked salmon.
Added by: martin227474
This delicious sour-dough bread is made with equal quantities of organic light rye, organic malted flour and organic white spelt flour. For a rustic effect dusted with organic semolina flour.
Added by: Erik Burger
Sourdough loaves using what I could find in the pantry. Sometimes you don't have time to find something specific but just go with what is there. The bread has just enough malt loaf flour in to give it a soft malty "stickiness" that loves butter. the (unsoaked) pumpernickel gives it an extra bit of crunch. The quantities are about right - worked backwards - the important thing is a soft flexible dough that kneads easily without sticking to the surface. It was a slow rise partly due to the kitchen being a bit cooler than usual, snowing outside!
Added by: Rowland
A moist loaf full of flavour from the hazelnuts and spice mixed with the sweetness of the prunes. Versatile with sweet toppings as well as savoury.
Added by: Stoat Dough
This classic roll is usually found in every shop in the west coast of Scotland: a crispy exterior; soft, fluffy interior and perfect with lorne sausage and tattie scone! Traditionally, these rolls are not risen via the use of a wholemeal leaven but this adds a flavour that is irresistible and provides health benefits to this humble roll.
Added by: Robbie Bayne
Wondering what to do with a lot of active rye sourdough starter I experimented with using it in combination with Organic Three Malts & Sunflower Brown flour. The following recipe involves preparing a sourdough starter/production sourdough the day before baking the loaves. This recipe combines using natural yeast in the starter with using some active dried yeast when it comes to baking the loaves. This combination helps me produce a couple of loaves with a nice texture and flavour when there’s not enough time to work through all the usual processes needed to produce a ‘pure’ sourdough loaf.
Added by: Peter Stevenson
This makes a nutty, flavoursome, well keeping loaf. The recipe makes 2 loaves @ 700g each. Although not essential, the method is spread over 3 days to increase flavour and provide flexibility with “normal” life. Dutch ovens are used for baking, but anything which gives a solid blast of heat and traps steam for the first half of baking would work just as well.
Added by: Jacky Scott
After many years of prevarication, I finally succumbed to the pull of sour dough! This recipe is very straightforward to make sour dough, the only thing you need is time for proving! This recipe uses the 'sponge' method. This recipe is certainly not mine, it comes from the River Cottage Bread book. If you want a good general introduction to bread making, of all types, this book is a fantastic place to start. This bread takes about 36 hours to make. You will have to make a sour dough 'starter', which, if you have not got one already, needs to be started a week before this recipe. This sounds a lot of time and hassle, but once your starter' is going, it really is no trouble at all. I used the starter recipe from the River Cottage bread book. The starter 'recipe' is included at the bottom of the recipe.
Added by: SimonP
A fabulously easy, no kneed loaf using dark rye flour and cracked rye pieces - based on a recipe by Trine Hahnemann. (NB: this loaf also uses white flour to lighten the texture slightly.)
Added by: 2ncook
Dark, delicious, easy-to-make rye sourdough. Ideal for working people; start it in the evening, eat it for breakfast. I use a mixer with dough hook, but I guess you could equally hand knead it. No, I haven'the forgotten the salt; I don't usually put any in my loaves.
Added by: Dee Pea
A lovely naturally leavened bread with a mix of bread flour, whole wheat and whole rye. Makes a great sandwich loaf. While this was inspired by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou's "Levain di Campagne" I have incorporated numerous changes of my own to produce a wholly different loaf.
Added by: A BakEr
A deliciously simple and quick loaf from your bread machine using sourdough starter: great when you haven't got time or patience to work out a loaf with your hands. A recipe inspired by the Eastern European style of sourdough bread. Ideally made with Shipton Mill Light Rye flour. Tested and tried on Panasonic breadmaker (SP - ZB2502) but should work well on any other quality bread maker.
Added by: Wojciech Kaczanowski
Pane di Altamura is a bread made with durum wheat from the Altamura region of Provincia di Bari in South East Italy. Made from Semola Rimacinata (re-milled semolina), and is naturally leavened, its characteristics are a thin dark crust with a lovely soft yellow crumb.
Added by: A BakEr
A lovely light white sourdough loaf with a good crust made using a wheat leven so it has a very small proportion of wheat in it. I have been making this for myself for a few months now and I find that although I am intolerant of wheat I can eat this regularly.
Added by: lynedwards
This is a variation on the sourdough bread recipe taught at the E5 Bakehouse bread master class in Hackney, London. A very moist dough with a great open crumb and superb crust. Best made using a regular stretch and fold method with wet hands each time, plus a slow overnight proving in the fridge to give the bread its open crumb and depth of flavour. The cold proofing also helps the dough hold its shape while transferring from the bowl via the peel to the oven. (Don’t worry about putting straight into the oven from the fridge. If the oven is at max heat - approx. 250c - then it will spring up beautifully.)
Added by: 2ncook
Russet red-brown buckwheat loaf made distinctive by the addition of roast buckwheat flour. Bake a dozen and you could build your own Stonehenge. Or Breadhenge. The menhir (standing stone) shape is easily made before the final proof. I love it when your own take on a bread is the latest addition to a chain that extends back into the mists of time. In this case, I was inspired by the Farine blog (http://www.farine-mc.com/2015/05/meet-baker-eric-marche.html) article about Breton-based baker Éric Marché. In the blogpost MC writes about how M.Marché roasts a small percentage of the buckwheat flour in his menhir-shaped loaves. I’ve never been a huge fan of buckwheat bread, but this sounded worth a try. It was. It’s a great idea. Delicious. This is my version of Éric Marché's loaf, using, as a template, Dan Leader’s Buckwheat Bâtard recipe which, apparently, he adapted, in turn, from an Éric Kayser recipe. Anyway, I hope I've done them justice. Alternatively, substitute half the strong bread flour for wholemeal and you'll get a darker loaf more akin to M.Marché's original. Great with cheese or cured meats.
Added by: MartinB
A friend emailed me from holiday saying that she had enjoyed this loaf where she was saying. I took up the challenge to devise a recipe and came up with a delicious loaf which can either be eaten as savoury or sweet, has a lovely aroma and toasts well too.
Added by: Juliet Collis
Delicious savoury loaf lovely with feta cheese
Added by: Marian Mason
Not quite pumpernickel, but slices smoothly. The cornmeal rounds off the tang of the rye. "For persons of sedentary habits and dyspeptic turn, no food is more wholesome" as quoted in 'The Philosophy of Housekeeping by J.B. Lyman (1869).
Added by: Katie Zienko
Very healthy sourdough bread, with exceptional taste of black onion seeds. Not a fan of onion? Linseed, sunflower or pumpkin seeds can be used instead.
Added by: Monika Waszkiewicz
Italian biga acida/sour dough, using Italian '00' flour and strong bread flour. Based on a recipe from Dan Lepard and Richard Whittington 'Exceptional Breads'. The original recipe called for the inclusion of honey which made the bread too sweet for my taste. I have made this without honey and it works well and suited better to my personal taste. I replaced the wholemeal with spelt and used strong Canadian bread flour. Allow 5 days to make this bread. On the day of baking it could take up to 8 hours from the first kneading until the loaves are ready to go in the oven.
Added by: Andyw3
This recipe makes two loaves and involves very little hands-on time. It just uses great quality flour and slow fermentation to create an outstanding flavour and texture! More importantly it has just three ingredients and is free from any chemicals, additives and improvers typically found in mass produced supermarket bread! This recipe is for your life, not shelf life!!
Added by: ChrisG
This is a variation on Richard Bertinet's Bacon and Red onion bread but uses smoked cheese (thus suitable for some vegetarians) and is fortified with sourdough batter. It makes lovely toast and would be great with a hearty soup.
Added by: CassyP
This interesting bread is made with a 100% khorasan sour dough starter and 100% khorasan flour for the final bread. It was a bit of an experiment but I liked how it turned out with a strong flavour and reasonable crumb. I based this recipe on the spelt leaven in Andrew Whitley's book 'Bread Matters' replacing the spelt with khorasan.
Added by: Andyw3
A great crusty loaf with aerated chewy crumb.
Added by: Twiddler
Not at all common, but uncommonly good, especially as a sourdough. The one pictured I made in Tuscany and it has just emerged from the wood-fired oven, with a characteristic scorch. The base is local flavoursome flour, wholemeal stone-milled and biodynamic, and is a sourdough.
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This is of course an approximation and no historical accuracy is implied…but it is close to the original(s) and one of my favourite breads
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