I tried another variation of the Low Effort Sourdough Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread today. The result was so great, I neglected to take a picture of it before it was (mostly) eaten. The ratio of whole wheat to bread flour was changed to:

  • 80% whole wheat flour
  • 10% bread flour
  • 10% oats, pulsed in blender to resemble flour

The dough was noticeably drier and easier to work than the original recipe, or even the 75% whole wheat flour version. After baking, it is just a touch more dense, but still soft and sandwich-ready. The crust also seemed more tender than usual.

Special thanks to @dbazuin for giving me these flour ratios. See, sometimes you should listen to people on the internet.

Black and white photo of Dave Brubeck at a piano with text: "SORRY, NERDS 5/4 IS DAVE BRUBECK DAY"

Another week has passed and I have little to share other than this excellent May the 4th meme of unknown provenience. Credit to the owner. Or, is it credit to the creator? Either way, I take no credit–just sharing.


Sailing season is right around the corner–in this part of the world anyway. Uno went into the water this week, unexpectedly early thanks to some of the guys at the club. That’s one less thing on my pre-season todo list. The next step is cleaning and rigging. I hope to get a shakeout sail in over the next couple weeks.

I did some more tweaking/experimenting with my Low Effort Sourdough Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread. The results were good. Plus, I got some good advice on Mastodon about pushing the whole wheat content even higher and adding some oat flour. I’ll try that out next weekend.


Loaf of whole wheat sourdough sandwich bread on a wooden cutting board with three slices.

Experimentation with my Low Effort Sourdough Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread recipe continues.

Today, I tried 75% whole wheat, 25% bread flour. It looks about the same as the 50/50 version, but has a bit more bite and a nuttier aroma as expected. The bit I sampled with some butter was tasty. So far, I’ll call it a success. I’ll see how it is with sandwiches.

This was a vacation week, for the most part. I did get back to the grind on Friday as I slogged through my inbox. Not much else to say other than it’s good to be home and nice to be greeted with leaves on the trees that were still looking quite wintry when I left.