No-Knead Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread THM-E

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 12
Author Glenda Groff


  • 1 1/4 cups active sourdough starter
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten


  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together until combined. You will have a rough, sticky dough. Cover and allow it to rise for 1 hour. Remove lid and gently pick up one side of the dough, fold it in half. Repeat with all four sides of dough. Cover and allow to rise for another hour. Repeat 2 more times for a total of 4 folding times. Allow to ferment for 5 1/2 hours at room temperature from the time you mix it until you put the dough in the fridge.
    Cover and place in the refrigerator for 12 hours. Remove dough from the refrigerator. Fold dough in 3rds, pinching the dough together to seal the edges. Turn dough and fold in 3rds, pinching to seal edges. Line the bottom of the clay baker with parchment paper or foil. Place loaf seam side down in a clay baker. Cover. Allow loaf to warm to room temperature for 2 hours. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Remove the lid from the baker and fill with water. Allow the water to soak the lid for 10 minutes. Slash the loaf with a sharp knife. Empty the water from the lid and place it on the clay baker. Place the covered baker into the hot oven. Set the timer for 35 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees. Remove the lid and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. Remove clay baker from oven. Remove loaf to a wire rack to cool. 12-14 slices.