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3 Ingredient 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Sandwich Bread

RC0930's picture

3 Ingredient 100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Hello! Does anyone have a good recipe for a true 100% Whole Wheat 100% Sourdough sandwich bread? Or would I just use my standard sourdough bread recipe and put it in a loaf pan? Doing some due diligence before I probably end up making some dud loafs (which my chickens love, so not a complete waste!). Thank you in advance!

pmccool's picture

One TFL member who experimented extensively with 100% whole wheat sourdough sandwich breads was txfarmer.  She maintained an index of her bakes.  Lots for you to absorb and consider.

More recently, benito (better known as benny) has been doing some lovely things with 100% whole wheat pan de mie.  He, too, has an index of his bakes that you can mine for more information and recipes.

There's more, of course.  Much, much more.  Just use the Search tool at the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Best of luck.


barryvabeach's picture

I would try making your standard recipe,  though you can up the hydration a few points because the pan will help hold it up.  My standard sandwich bread is baked as a boule using 100% whole wheat sourdough.   If you are trying to get it softer, you might try the Tanzhong method

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foodforthought's picture

A few years ago, the Washington State University Bread Lab posted a challenge to bakers to build an Approachable Loaf, a 60-100% whole grain loaf at a cost of less than $6. They published a formula and asked bakers to riff on the concept. TFL’s @DanAyo coordinated a Community Bake that many of us participated in. The loaves were pretty good as I foggily recall. You can probably learn a fair amount by reviewing the resources linked above.

Bonne chance,


RC0930's picture

Thank you to everyone for the feedback, help and suggestions! I'm off to refresh and then hopefully start some baking!

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It's a hybrid  - sourdough (10% starter) bread leavened with dry yeast: