Working on a Rye

Lately I’ve been working on a Straight Killer Rye recipe.
When I have it dialed in, I will share, but so far here’s what I’ve figured out:

  • Rye is much heavier and denser, and you need more water. And you get a workout mixing the dough!
  • My best loaf was a 50/50 mix of rye and all-purpose flours.
  • What REALLY gives a loaf that “rye” flavor and smell? Caraway seeds!
  • I like the loaves better where I used honey instead of the traditional molasses.
  • Rye needs to bake a little longer.
  • It makes great shingles (toast).

 

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