Over the last few weeks, I’ve really been struggling with the creation of my 100% whole wheat artisan-style sourdough recipe.
I’d tweak the recipe, do my hardest, and watch as the loaf went flat time and time again. I know I’m getting close to perfecting it, but it’s not quite there yet. And I can only take so many failures in a row before I have to try something else.
I’m so glad I took a break.
Rather than pushing myself to make bread until I was miserable, I took a break from baking for a while, and then I decided to try something completely different. I still had some rye flour and wanted to combine it with my wheat flour, just for fun.
And I ended up with this perfect concoction of flavors: Honey Wheat and Rye Sourdough Sandwich Bread.
Seriously, the flavors just come at me in waves. Whenever I bite into the soft bread, I immediately taste the butter and the honey. And then as I chew, I get the more subtle wheat and rye flavors, followed up by the sourdough tang at the finish.
It makes for a lovely sandwich experience all around. I tried it with turkey, bacon, and tomato, but I know it would make for a fantastic grilled cheese or even a peanut butter and jelly.
Do you want the full recipe? Stop by BreadbytheHour.com. I tell you all the tips and tricks you need to make your loaf a lovely success, along with my step-by-step instructions for you to follow.
A Few Photos Are on Shutterstock
Whenever I make a new recipe, I take a lot of photos for my blog. And I mean a LOT. Like at least a hundred.
Most of the time, my photos are blurry and unfocused or overexposed or not quite at the right angle. I do my best to ensure that my blog gets the best photos I can take, however, and I pick just a few of them to go on my website.
So what do I do with the rest?
I submit the next-best photos to Shutterstock and build my photography portfolio.
These latest images have been accepted to Shutterstock, and you can now use them on your website, too:
Feel free to stop by my Shutterstock Portfolio to see the rest of my pictures.
Did You Try It?
If you do stop by my blog and try my recipe, don’t forget to leave a comment! I’d love to know what you think of this loaf, and I’m open to suggestions anytime. Your help can make a great recipe even better.