Sourdough rye bread

Sourdough rye bread

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery

Delicious rye bread made with a sourdough starter. Make the starter first and let it stand at room temperature for 2 days before using. The starter can then be refrigerated, where it will keep for 5–6 days. Return to room temperature before using to make more bread.

Sourdough starter

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
7g compressed yeast
1/2 teaspoon sugar
170ml water, lukewarm
110g plain flour

Bread

Quantity Ingredient
15g compressed yeast
2 teaspoons brown sugar
375g plain flour
375ml water, lukewarm
200g rye flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
1 tablespoon salad oil

Method

  1. To make sourdough starter, cream yeast with sugar, then stir in lukewarm water until dissolved. Sift in flour and mix until smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and leave for 2 days, unrefrigerated, before using.
  2. To make bread, cream yeast with ½ teaspoon brown sugar and ½ teaspoon plain flour. Mix in 125 ml lukewarm water until dissolved, and leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes or until the surface of the mixture is frothy. Sift together remaining plain flour, rye flour, salt and remaining sugar, returning husks in sifter to bowl. Stir in caraway seeds. Make a well in centre.
  3. Combine creamed yeast mixture with remaining lukewarm water, 2 tablespoons sourdough starter and oil. Add to well in flour mixture and mix well. If dough is too dry, add extra water. Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
  4. Halve the dough and shape into 2 rounds. Place both rounds side by side in a greased 21 × 15 cm loaf tin. Cover tin with a clean cloth and leave to rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until dough reaches top edge of tin. Brush top of dough with water and bake in a preheated hot oven (200°C) for 35–40 minutes. Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

Note:

  • This mixture can be doubled in quantity to make 2 loaves.
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