Whole-Wheat Herb Bread

For the starter:


1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup hot water, divided
1-3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour


First, make the starter: Add yeast to ¼ cup hot water, and stir with a fork to dissolve. Let proof 10 minutes. Then add ⅔ cup hot water and enough flour to make a loose dough. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel, and let rise at room temperature at least 4 hours, up to overnight.

For the dough:


2 loaves

Total Time

510 Minutes

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