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whole grain sourdough bread

Hearty Whole Grain Sourdough Bread

This makes one loaf of a hearty whole grain sourdough bread that is delicious with butter, jam, cheeses, cold cuts, or any of your favorite toppings
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Keyword German whole-grain bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Resting time 8 hours
Total Time 9 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 120kcal
Author Our Gabled Home
Cost $6


  • 5 cups whole grains (such as wheat, rye, spelt, einkorn, millet, flax etc)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups sourdough starter check here to make your own: https://www.ourgabledhome.com/how-to-make-your-own-sourdough-starter/
  • 1-2 TBSP salt
  • 1 TBSP caraway seeds (optional)
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups filtered water


  • Grind all your grains into a big non-reactive bowl.
    2. Add sourdough starter, salt, and caraway seeds (if using).
    3. Gradually add the filtered water until the dough comes together but is rather thick than runny.
    4. Cover and let rise in a warm spot for anywhere from 3 - 5 hours.
    5. Take off about 1/4 cup of dough for your sourdough starter and thicken with a lot of flour.  Keep in refrigerator.
    6. Transfer dough into 9.5 x 5.5 inch loaf pan oiled and/or lined with parchment paper.
    7. Cover and let rise again in a warm spot for several hours until risen.
    8. Bake at 350˚F for about 90 mins.  When done it should sound hollow when you tap the bottom.  Let cool for about 15 mins before removing from pan.  Let cool several hours before slicing. 
    9. Enjoy!
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