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Heritage Loaf

This tasty loaf features our classic Sifted Red Spring Wheat Flour with the addition of Whole Grain Red Fife Flour. The result is a deeply flavourful loaf with a rich brown crust from the caramelized whole grains. 

Heritage Loaf
695g Flourist Sifted Red Spring Flour
300g Flourist Whole Grain Red Fife Flour
776g water
170g sourdough starter
25g salt

Combine water and sourdough starter in a bowl and flours. Mix until combined into a shaggy mass then let sit for 30 minutes. Add the salt and squeeze into the dough. Fold the dough and let sit for another 30 minutes. Perform this action of folding the dough and letting sit for 30 minutes a further 4 times for a total of 5 folds.

After the 5th fold invert the dough onto the counter and divide into two. Pre-shape and let sit for 10 minutes. Flour your baskets while you wait for the dough to rest.

Perform the final shape and invert into the basket, seam side up. Place in the fridge overnight before baking. 

Preheat your oven to 450°F. Place a dutch oven with a lid inside the oven while it is preheating. Remove one of the loaves from the fridge and let rest at room temperature in the basket for 20 minutes while your oven is preheating. Carefully remove the dutch oven from the oven and invert your loaf into it. Score as desired, using a sharp razor blade or sharp paring knife. Replace the lid and return the dutch oven to the hot oven.

Immediately lower the heat to 425°F. Bake for 30 minutes then remove the lid, being careful as steam will release. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the colour is nice and dark and the bottom sounds hollow when you knock on it. Alternatively, you can check the internal temperature which should be between 190°F and 200°F. Let cool on a wire rack before slicing. Enjoy! 


Karyn Johnson

I attempted this recipe, having had amazing success with the boule 2.0…not so much here. Everything seemed fine, they shaped really beautifully and went into the fridge early evening. I took the out and they were quite sticky and didn’t rise much at all, so, they became croutons and bread crumbs. Any advice would be lovely. I think maybe overproofed? Or under. I’m not experienced enough to be sure.

Janna (Flourist)

Hi Michelle, we have a post that explains how to start and maintain a sourdough starter here:

Michelle Distasi

How do I make the sour dough starter?

Chantal @ Flourist

Hi there Nina – this recipe calls for Sifted Red Spring and Whole Grain Red Fife (not Whole Grain Red Spring!). If you want to use 100% Sifted Red Spring, then we would recommend using our Basic Sourdough Boule recipe. I hope this helps!

Nina E

Hi, is your Sifted Red Spring Flour interchangeable with the Whole Grain Red Spring Flour in this recipe. Or do I have to make any adjustment to the amounts? When I ordered, only the Whole Grain Red Spring Flour was available. Thanks!

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