Which Flour to Use for Sourdough Bread: A Complete Guide
What type of flour is best to use for sourdough bread?
If you’re a complete beginner, organic strong white bread flour made from hard wheat is the best option.
Organic Flour vs Non-Organic Flour for Sourdough Bread
Non-organic flours are often bleached, which means they are chemically treated to whiten and age the flour.
Organic flour tends to have a higher mineral content and so sourdough starter is better able to utilise the minerals from the flour without the interference of added chemicals.
Whole Wheat Flour vs White Flour
Using whole wheat flour compared to white flour, in whichever variety of wheat you use, will have a huge impact to the flavor and texture of the bread.
White flour on the other hand contains a lot less of the bran and germ. It has mostly the endosperm left, depending on how finely it has been milled.
Using whole wheat flour in sourdough bread will give you: – A much more complex flavor profile, due to the range of minerals found in the bran.
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