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Caraway Rye

wassisname's picture
wassisname

Caraway Rye

I didn’t have time to get creative this week so I flipped through Hamelman’s Bread and settled on the 40% rye with caraway seeds.  The only significant change I made was to leave out the yeast.  The rye sour (all of the rye flour is prefermented) raised the bread just fine on its own, it just took longer.

What a nice bread this is!  The flavor of all that prefermented rye is nicely complimented by the caraway seeds.  This is going to make great sandwiches all week.  (And, don’t be put off by the yellowish color, that’s just me not getting the white balance quite right on the camera.)

Marcus

Comments

louie brown's picture
louie brown

It just begs for some pastrami.

wassisname's picture
wassisname

Thanks, Louie!  But, would you be terribly disappointed if I said I’m a vegetarian?  That does sound awfully good, though.

Marcus

ananda's picture
ananda

I love this bread as a bloomer Marcus.

We made this and turned it into Garlic Bread to serve with the daily soup in our cafe back in the 80s.

Your version looks fantastic

Best wishes

Andy

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wassisname

Thank you, Andy.  OK, as long as I’m bursting bubbles would you believe I’m allergic to garlic?!?  Ridiculous but true.  Boy, do I miss garlic bread sometimes, and now that you mention it this would be a great bread to use.

I love the wholemeal pain au levain in you last post, by the way.  One of my favorites!  I’ve been having a tough time keeping up with posts now that the winter season has begun, but I really need to take a second and say how beautiful those are.  Inspiring!

Marcus

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PiPs

Yum ...

Can smell the caraway in my mind ...

Classic combination ... Looks great.

Cheers, Phil

 

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wassisname

Very nice of you, Phil, thanks!  The caraway really makes this bread.

As I mentioned in Andy’s reply, I haven’t been keeping up well enough around here, but your Any Grain Sourdough stopped me in my tracks.  Marvelous!  I don't think that even my bread-crazed imagination could ever do the flavor justice. 

Marcus

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Mini Oven

Nice to wake up to your loaves, they take the chill out of my frosty morning.   Fantastic crumb, the aroma must be outstanding!  I'd love some toasted with melting butter and cinnamon right now. 

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wassisname

Thanks, Mini.  I just had some for breakfast, but you're making me hungry all over again!

Marcus

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SylviaH

Inviting crust and crumb!  Inspirational : ) lovely bake!

Sylvia

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wassisname

Thank you so much, Sylvia.  This one is going into my regular line-up, no question.

Marcus

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Christl

This bread makes my mouth water, needs butter with sliced radishes, or chopped chives, or the ultimate a thick slice of summer tomato on top of the butter, uuuups, no more garden tomatoes for awhile. So just a little cheese will do.

Christl

 

wassisname's picture
wassisname

Mmmmm... I'll have to remember this one when the radishes come up next year!  Luckily, I still have plenty of good mustard to get me through=)  Thanks Mom!

Marcus