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Rye Test Week 3--Wroclaw Trencher Bread (Poland) and Weinheim Carrot Bread (Germany)

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isand66

Rye Test Week 3--Wroclaw Trencher Bread (Poland) and Weinheim Carrot Bread (Germany)

Who knew there were so many different styles of rye bread?  This is just the third week of testing and I am continued to be amazed and impressed by the recipes in the new yet to be published book on international rye breads.

This week's breads included one from Poland called Wroclaw Trencher bread which is meant to used as a plate to hold your meal.  This was by far the most sour tasting of any of the breads to date and would go great with a nice beef stew.

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The second bread for this week was the Weinheim Carrot bread.  Main

I have to admit I wasn't sure how I would feel about a bread with carrots in it since I'm not a big fan of carrot cake, but you really don't taste them very much.  This bread includes a whole bunch of seeds and other goodies and is a real nice and hearty loaf.  Definitely something I can see being very popular in Germany.

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So far all of the breads I have made have been well received by my own gang of taste testers and I look forward to baking the next batch this week.

 

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nmygarden

Interesting concept to use bread as a plate, but it looks as though it would work well - and fewer dishes to wash! And the carrot bread looks like one that would make a wholesome toasted office-breakfast, maybe add some cream cheese and a piece of fruit.

Definitely looking forward to the release of the book!

Cathy

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isand66

Thanks Cathy.

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Apple Betty

I agree about being amazed and impressed by the recipes for Stan's upcoming book.  I would have never thought there were so many variations of rye bread.  I'm loving all the different kinds and the goodies that he is putting in these rye breads.

And yours look amazing.  The Trencher bread does look like a plate.  The Carrot bread looks yummy too.

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isand66

Thanks Apple Betty.  It is fun baking all of these different rye breads for sure.

Regards,
Ian

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dabrownman

The resulting crumb is  pretty stunning.  Never heard of Wroclaw Trencher bread either.  The idea of a plate bread will be the resulting title of any Frisbees we make from now on:-) 

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isand66

I was thinking the same thing :)

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Paddyscake

The carrot bread is very attractive visually, but I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of the dense breads. I like the looks of the trencher bread and it does like it would be great to have with a stew. I have yet to have a loaf with much sour flavor. Happy Thanksgiving !

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isand66

Thanks.  Not everyone is a fan of these style of breads.  I was skeptical at first but it's actually pretty good.

Have a great Turkeyday yourself!

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Song Of The Baker

Hey Ian nice display!  Love the Weinheim. 

John

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isand66

Thanks John.  This book is going to be a clear winner and a must have.  You would really like the Weinheim for sure.  Everyone I gave some to loved it.

Regards,

Ian