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For those of you who know of my keen dislike of rye bread, this particular bread might make me change my attitude just a little. The savory additions of onions really stole the show for me in this particular loaf. If you are still with me from the beginning, you should know that I am baking my way through the book: The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart, and joining the many others who have embarked on this challenge. My personal twist is that I am attempting to do all of his recipes using only wild yeast. This rye bread is actually not half bad as rye bread goes, but, again, I am not a rye bread fan, and this IS a challenge after all, right? If you are following along in the book, we are now on page 236, or you can find the recipe here.
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So, this again calls for a starter, or as Peter calls it "barm", but mine's called "Adam". Here is Adam mixed with rye flour and allowed to double in size.

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I added the onions and the rest of the ingredients to let it bulk rise.

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After the bulk rise, the dough was shaped and turned out onto a nonstick surface to rise again before baking.

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The finished bread-- not so rye tasting and plenty savory.

 


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01/07/2011 5:26pm

Sandra
Glad to have you back! I've been checking from time to time and I was happy to see your new post. The bread looks really good. I wasn't a fan of rye either but over time I grew to like it.

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Sandra
01/08/2011 3:42am

Oriana, the holidays were a little hectic for me this year, so I had not found the time to post or even bake! Thanks for checking on me! ;)

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02/02/2011 9:08pm

I'm so glad I found your blog! You have a great crumb shot of your bread ~ I just made the firm starter tonight and will be making this tomorrow. I'll let you know how it turns out... I'm not a big fan of rye, but this bread seems to have changed some hearts.

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Sandra
02/03/2011 2:02pm

Frieda, I was really impressed by this bread and I don't really care for rye breads. But, honestly, I have really been pleasantly surprised by the taste of the ones from this book. I can't wait to see what you think.

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