Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread

Total Time
3hrs 40mins
3 hrs
40 mins

Great sourdough bread that can be made in the bread machine with the dough cycle.

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  1. Measure the culture into bread machine pan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, with flour being last.
  3. Set machine for dough cycle and start.
  4. At end of cycle, remove dough from machine and shape into desired loaf.
  5. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled--this can take as little as 1 hour or several hours, depending on what type of starter you use and how active it is.
  6. Top of loaf can be slashed at this stage, if desired.
  7. Uncover and bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done.
  8. Remove from baking pan and cool on wire rack.
  9. NOTE: I don't let my dough rise in the dough cycle; I just remove it after the kneading is completed and shape my loaf, then let loaf rise.
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5 5

this turned out beautifully! i must admit that it looked pretty flat after sitting on the counter in "rise" mode for 2 hours. but there was nothing to worry about-it baked up a nice, plump loaf and had great texture, color, crust and flavor. i will definitely pursue more sourdoughs without a yeast "push!"

5 5

This turned out PERFECT!!! I didn't use a bread machine (because I am experienced with bread making) and all of the ingredients and amounts made a PERFECT bread for me. I feel the "bread machine" statement in the description is sufficient, and doesn't warrant a shoddy rating, as this recipe is a definite keeper! Thank you!!

5 5

This turned out amazing!!! I was skeptical because my bread machine had to work a little harder than I'm used to. I wondered if there was enough moisture. But, I worried for nothing because it is a perfect loaf of bread. I can slice super thin slices without it falling apart, too. Thanks, Donna!!