Butterfly Pea Flower Open Crumb Sourdough Bread

by - June 25, 2019

Thank you to Kristen from Full Proof Baking for the inspiration and basic open crumb sourdough bread recipe. 

This bread is supposed to be retarded in the fridge for 12 - 16 hours after shaping and bake the next day.  However, I forgot and left it outside in room temperature (30C) for almost 2 and half hours.  By the time I realised, the bread had risen and I had no choice but to bake it on the same day.  Luckily it still turned out okay but I didn't get a nice spring oven.  

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Butterfly Pea Flower Open Crumb Sourdough Bread Recipe 


285g bread flour (I used Japanese high gluten flour) 
40g whole wheat flour 
253 butterfly pea flower water (reserve 10g for salt) - 80% final hydration
65g active sourdough starter
7.5g sea salt 
Hand full of chia seeds for topping

65g sourdough starter (Feed 25g sourdough starter + 25g flour + 25g water, keep at room temperature, wait until tripled, around 4 - 5 hours) 

Butterfly Pea Flower Water:
50 dried butterfly pea flowers, boil with 300g water, steeping for 30 minutes, strain to get the blue water and keep aside to cool.


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  1. I love the color and the crumbs. Would love to try this out once my starter is strong enough.

  2. Hi there, thank you for your comment. Welcome to sourdough baking. You will be going to enjoy it.

    Cheers :)

  3. Hi, thanks for sharing.
    I don't have sourdough starter, if i change to instant yeast will it turn out this purple colour too?

    1. Hi, thank you for your comment and question. Yes, it will as long as you use a lot of butterfly pea flowers. I used a lot for this bread.

      Cheers :)