A friend ask me to please fix him a loaf of Jewish Rye. I need more info???
Sounded simple enough. I bake about three times a week. can't be too hard. I went to my bookshelf and pulled out my favorites, and realized ....I am lost.Is it a special rye? Is it dark or light? I have had marble. I live in the southern US, and they are no bakeries here within 100 miles of my house. So we bake! Mr. Joe used to live in N.Y. and has been transplanted here into what he says is a bread hell for a yankee boy! When he found out I bake he has become a regular customer. I bake for the love of it and am way out of my league on the rye bread issue. I looked in the the BBA, but that really didn't answer my question. Is there any one that might offer a suggestion? Mr Joe is a sweet fellow that is a long way from home. I can understand how he is starved for "his home comfort food" and who doesn't want a friend who needs more bread? As if we need another reason to get flour on our counter ( and our tummy!) My husband suggested I get another book, but this website is the most informed bunch in the world as far as I am concerned and if you guys don't know, then no one does! Every one here is so nice and helpful. You don't try to make anyone feel dumb for asking questions. Thanks you all. It is a pleasure to catch up here with my reading every day while I drink my morning coffee. Have a great weekend everyone!