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FRENCH MEADOW ORGANIC EUROPEAN RYE BREAD

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RICHARD HAMILTON

FRENCH MEADOW ORGANIC EUROPEAN RYE BREAD

A bakery by the name of French Meadow Bakery in St. Simons Island, GA.  makes a bread called European Style Sourdough Rye bread.

Described as :

If you like traditional, hearty, dark breads, you'll love our naturally leavened European Style Sourdough Rye. This dense and hearty rye bread is authentically naturally leavened and made with 100% rye, natural spring water and salt. It's perfect for a Reuben sandwich with pastrami, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut.

Ingredients:
Organic rye flour, spring water, sourdough culture (organic rye flour, spring water), salt.

This bread comes frozen and when thawed is extremely moist.  Has anyone tried to make this bread?

I am at a loss as to how this bread is made??  Can anyone help me...??

Richard

 

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MisterTT

is surprising to one unaccustomed to 100% ryes. The bread is probably just a 100% rye sourdough bread. There's quite a few ways and styles to make this, though if it's european, the following formulas are probably pretty close:

Mini's favorite rye (done by txfarmer): http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/23226/mini039s-favorite-rye-mostly-happy-has-questions

Juergen Krauss' exposé on four different 100% rye formulas (the most "usual" in my mind is number two): http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/25940/hussian-and-german-100-ryes-4-recipes

There's plenty more, just browse a bit ;)

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dabrownman

100% rye pumpernickel ones too - my favorite  All are fantastic though and by far my favorite kind of bread to eat with just about anything except bruschetta.  The shape of your example slice isn't usually associated with Pumpernickel rye though,:-

This is one of the great mix and dump into pan breads and are one of the most easy to make.  The flavor to effort ratio just can't be beat by any other bread.

Happy rye baking.

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Yerffej

In 2012,  ballot proposition 37 in California attempted to require labeling of GMO products so that we could all enjoy knowing what was in the products we purchase.  French Meadow put up nearly a quarter of a million dollars to fight that proposition in order to keep us, the consumer, in the dark about what we buy.

The links already posted will lead you to the information necessary to make this bread on your own.

Jeff

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MisterTT

that the ingredient list looked pretty good for a packaged supermarket bread.