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    Rye bread?

    Have any of you ever made rye bread? I got some rye flour with a 2-lb block o' yeast last week, and I just made a recipe I found online and it looks, at this stage, like a hockey puck. It was made of mostly rye flour and just a little AP flour, so it has very little gluten. I find it hard to believe it's going to rise at all! Does anyone have any tips?

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    Jen

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    you have to use mostly wheat flour and some rye flour for light, non-puck-like rye. even the hippie organic bakery i used to work at used more wheat flour than rye flour.

    the only bread that is mostly rye is that German or Scandinavian bread that is super-dense and bricklike. if you're into that, cool, but if not, find a recipe that uses more wheat flour.

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    Lesson learned--I got a nasty, tasteless (unless you like salty salt) brick. Better luck next time!

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    bummer. once you find a tried and true recipe, will you share it?

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    sure! i'm not sure when it'll be, but i'll let you know. i've got a loaf of white in the freezer (i made two after the rye turned into a rock) and a loaf of orange (best toast ever) so it might be a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpea
    sure! i'm not sure when it'll be, but i'll let you know. i've got a loaf of white in the freezer (i made two after the rye turned into a rock) and a loaf of orange (best toast ever) so it might be a few weeks.
    orange?

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    orange! it's tasty stuff. i blogged about it once a while ago, so rather than just cutting and pasting the recipe, here's the link:

    http://sweetpeahandcrafts.com/sweetpeacooks/?p=6

    It's very tasty toasted, especially with butter or raspberry jam. it also makes good french toast. mmm, must thaw it out...

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    YUM. THANK YOU. I WILL TRY ASAP!

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    The farmers market here sells orange rye bread; maybe you could do half a loaf of rye and half a loaf of orange and challah braid it! (Of course, swirling them into a loaf pan would be cool as well...)

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    hmm, orange rye, how intriguing! i think i'm going to try, first, to get a functional loaf of rye before i start such a project--i'd hate to ruin perfectly good orange bread with another brick of rye :)


 
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