05-09-2017, 06:10 AM
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Does anyone have tips for baking rye (>50%) bread?  I've tried a few times and failed every time.  It always comes out dense and raw even after being cooked for an hour.  I don't have the same problem with my boules or whole wheat loaves.

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 05-09-2017, 06:48 AM
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Its been a while since I made bread with a high rye content. Have you tried making a rye soaker? Sometimes that helps. It turns purple but I like purple bread Smile 
Its hard to make bread rise with little gluten so, if you can, add high gluten flour and make sure you develop the gluten: mechanical force. 
Good luck.

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 05-09-2017, 11:03 AM
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Rye is definitely a different bread. Try some of the recipes on the King Arthur flour site. I've had good luck with them. I don't remember if they have a 50% rye flour recipe though.

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 05-09-2017, 11:17 AM
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This recipe has never failed me.
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 05-09-2017, 11:21 AM
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Rye Sour. It's time consuming, but if you want the chew of a real Jewish Rye, it's necessary.
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 05-09-2017, 02:54 PM
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FWIW, King Arthur Flour has 1st clear rye flour.

Too, the recipe says to use caraway. The Sourdough Rye I got as a child used Charnushka, aka Nigella, aka black caraway. The Spice House has it, and probably Penzeys since they own The Spice House. Trust me, it's worth finding.

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 05-09-2017, 03:15 PM
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(05-09-2017, 02:54 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: FWIW, King Arthur Flour has 1st clear rye flour.

Too, the recipe says to use caraway. The Sourdough Rye I got as a child used Charnushka, aka Nigella, aka black caraway. The Spice House has it, and probably Penzeys since they own The Spice House. Trust me, it's worth finding.
I purchased my 1st Clear Flour also from King Arthur.

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 05-09-2017, 07:12 PM
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Primo', is there another source? Or do you use another source  today? KAF is expensive.

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 05-10-2017, 05:00 AM
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(05-09-2017, 07:12 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Primo', is there another source? Or do you use another source  today? KAF is expensive.
Hi Brian,
I have been leading a Paleo lifestyle for about a year now, so my intake of all grains has halted. Yes, I miss my rye bread, pasta etc. etc., but I also like the fact that I've dropped 25 lbs. and my BP this morning was: 110/76. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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 05-10-2017, 08:48 AM
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Congrats with the weight loss!

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 05-10-2017, 02:00 PM
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(05-10-2017, 08:48 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Congrats with the weight loss!

Thank you but I'm more happy about my blood pressure.

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 05-23-2017, 01:57 PM
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this is all really great.  I have made some pretty awesome whole wheat loaves and french boules.  I'll definitely give these recipes a try.  Thanks guys!

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