Is it possible to replace a portion of the white flour with whole- or white-wheat flour?

Lori Dickerman Burns
No-Knead Sourdough Bread
Recipe question for: No-Knead Sourdough Bread


boulangere December 6, 2019
Lori, I routinely sub 1 cup of whole wheat flour for about 1 1/4 cups of white bread flour. Whole wheat flour has a higher protein concentration, so it's going to be more dense, so it isn't exactly a 1:1 exchange. Here is a photo of a loaf I baked yesterday morning:

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Emma L. December 6, 2019
Hi Lori! Yes, for sure. Just keep the substitution small (say 1/2 cup to 1 cup), so you don't compromise the structure of the loaf. With white whole-wheat flour, you might be able to push that quantity slightly higher (say, 1 cup to 2 cups).
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