Clay's Multi-Grain Sourdough Sandwich Bread

45635 mins (prep 1520, cooking 3035)
13 ingredients
1 loaf
This unusual sandwich bread has the chewy texture of an artisan loaf, rather than the soft/tender texture of a typical loaf-pan bread. Happily, this makes it perfect for sandwiches: easy to slice (no crumbling), and sturdy enough to pack for lunch. And its tangy, rich taste is perfect with grilled veggies, ham and cheese, chicken salad, and all manner of favorite fillings. Our thanks to reader Clay Blackwell of Lynchburg, Virginia, who shared this recipe with us. New to sourdough? Find the help you need for all of your sourdough baking at our Sourdough Essentials page.

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  • 2/3 cup sourdough starter, fed or unfed (see tip at right)
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/3 to 1 1/2 cups king arthur unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup potato flour or 1/2 cup instant potato flakes
  • 1/2 cup king arthur premium whole wheat flour or 100% white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons king arthur whole-grain bread improver (optional, but helpful for rise)
  • 1/3 cup harvest grains blend or your favorite blend of seeds and flaked whole grains
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast


Serving Size (189.44 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 415.29 Calories from Fat 24.03
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.67g 4.1%
Saturated Fat 1.16g 5.78%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3577.36mg 149.06%
Total Carbohydrate 84.46g 28.15%
Dietary Fiber 5.52 g 22.08%
Sugars 20.33 g %
Protein 13.99g 27.98%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 2.84mg%
Calcium 259.05mg% Iron 6.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lukewarm water, olive oil or vegetable oil, unbleached all-purpose flour, or, instant potato flakes, potato flour, white whole wheat flour, or, whole-grain bread, whole, or, instant yeast