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Seeking a recipe for Alex's Wuppertaler bread (rye and potato- no wheat)

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marlnock

Seeking a recipe for Alex's Wuppertaler bread (rye and potato- no wheat)

Hi all,


I have recently come across a delicious bread called Alex's Wuppertaler bread.


The ingredients listed are


- Sour rye dough balm
- Bread making rye flour
- Salt
- Potato
- Olive oil (cholesterol free)
- Herbs and spices
- Water added


It's a lovely bread but comes all the way from Melbourne and i would love to know if anyone has any recipes with similar ingredients to this one that i could give a try


Cheers

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Mini Oven

and includes the potato.  Don't quite know what "sour rye dough balm" could be...  rye starter perhaps?  


Seems potato bread is popular in the Wuppertal (Germany) and is a tourist attraction.  In other words, they're known for it.  (All the way from Melbourne?  Hmmm ...and Alex has a version...)


How close do you want to get involved with high % Rye?  :)  The potato is not tricky (used in bread recipes for a long, long time) it's the rye.  Rye and wheat are quite different, sort of like the difference between a Mac and a PC.


Do you happen to have a picture?  You could use my favorite ratio and exchange the water for potato water with a mashed up cooked potato, increase the salt to 2% and play with the hydromechanics (not a big deal.) 


Mini