Whole Wheat Heart Loaf

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and what better way to show your loved ones how much you care than by baking them a homemade heart-shaped sourdough loaf? This recipe uses a whole wheat starter and a combination of whole wheat and white flour, making it a healthier alternative to traditional white bread. Not only is it delicious, using the heart shaped banneton adds the perfect touch for a special occasion.


  • 350g water
  • 100g whole wheat starter
  • 200g whole wheat flour
  • 300g white bread flour
  • 10g salt
  • 60g room temperature butter


  • Mix water and starter in a bowl
  • Add in the flours, salt and butter
  • Mix and cover, and let rest for 1 hour
  • Do 25 -30 stretch and folds
  • Cover and rest 30 minutes
  • 6-8 stretch and folds
  • Cover and rest 30 minutes
  • 6-8 stretch and folds
  • Cover and let prove till the dough has doubled in size (8-10 hours)
  • Perform the in bowl shaping and place the dough in a rice floured banneton
  • Cover and put in the fridge 6-10 hours
  • Turn dough out onto parchment paper, score and put in a roaster.
  • Cover and bake at 450 for 55 minutes.
  • Bake with lid off 3 minutes at the end for extra color

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