Lavender-Hued Sourdough Bread

Purple bread

This very tart sourdough Pullman loaf gets its hue from Purple Haze starter. Made with whole-grain brown rice, oat flour and coarse buckwheat meal, it's a pleasure to taste, a delight to chew, and a star sandwich performer.

Yield: one, 18-ounce Pullman loaf.

Time to make: 20 minutes active. 6 - 12 hours proof (depending on temperature). 90 minutes baking.

Equipment needed: Stand mixer or power mixer and large bowl. Kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons. Two # X # X # X metal bread pans. Silicone spatula. Plastic wrap. Water spritzer.


(67 grams) tapioca starch
(100 grams) potato starch
(107 grams) brown rice flour
(30 grams) oat flour
(15 grams) steel-cut oats
(15 grams) coarse buckwheat flour - see note.
(9 grams) xanthan gum
(8 grams) salt
(100 grams) Purple Haze sourdough starter (see link in Procedure)
(430 Ml) water
Butter to grease pans
Oat flour to dust pans