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Rye and Wheat Bread

Delicious rye and wheat sourdough bread goes with  bowl of soup or slather with some butter or olive oil. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
16 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)


  • Levain
  • 50 g Sourdough starter
  • 200 g cool water
  • 200 g white flour
  • 50 g Whole wheat flour/Atta
  • Dough
  • 310 g lukewarm water
  • 270 g all-purpose flour
  • 87.5 g rye flour
  • 42.5 g whole wheat flour
  • 10 g sea salt fine grind
  • 180 g levain


  •  On the day before baking mix all the ingredients in the levain and set is aside for 8 hours at room temperature.
  • In big bowl, mix the all the ingredients for the dough including leaven except salt and mix everything well and leave it for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes mix in the salt and fold the dough for 10 times and leave it aside for another 30 minutes at room temperature. Repeat the process of folding for another two 30 minutes intervals.
  • Then leave the dough for about 3-4 hours until it doubles in volume. see the sourdough activity
  • Prepare the proofing basket with rice flour and all purpose flour. Transfer the dough to slightly floured surface and shape it into round ball, and transfer to proofing basket.
  • If you are baking the bread on the same day, leave it for another 3-4 hours. Or transfer the dough to the refrigerator and do a overnight cold fermentation.
  • When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven 475F, you can preheat the oven with Dutch oven or pizza stone. If you are done overnight cold fermentation, then transfer the dough to parchment paper dusted with cornmeal.
  • Carefully remove the lid of Dutch oven and transfer the dough, if you want you can score them.
  • And close Dutch oven with lid and bake it for about 20 minutes. Then remove the lid and parchment paper and bake it for another 15 minutes and if the bread is not dark brown give another 5 -10 minutes.
  • Let cool the bread for 45 minutes and then slice and enjoy.
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