I thought I would have to pass on this month's recipe, which was created by our very own Breadchick, who is the host for this month's challenge. But, decided that it wouldn't be too hard, because I already had starter in the fridge, and my Mixmaster would do all the hard work. Plus, several of the Babes had baked test runs, and I could take advantage of their tips. And, how could I skip making rye bread? At one time, I made it several times a month, so it was too tempting to pass this up. Mary's recipe contains a small amount of onions in the starter, which I've never used before when I made rye bread. I would have used fresh onions, but decided it would be easier to use some Penzeys dried onions lurking in my pantry. I liked this bread very much, it makes great sandwiches. Next time, I'll use fresh onions, as my dried onions were a bit old, so the flavor was muted.
The title of the bread is Dark Onion RYe. However, the molasses I used wasn't the darkest variety, and the color of the bread was a tad light--but the great taste trumped that problem.
It was a very hot day when I made the bread, which helped the bread rise. Weather seems to affect making bread a great deal, judging from my own and other's experiences. I used Arrowhead Organic Rye flour and King Arthur Bread flour, which are both at my grocery store, I'm happy to report. The ratio of flour was 50/50.
Here's the bread, just before I slipped it into the oven. I have lots of photos of the bread out of the oven, but they're in another computer, which I don't have anymore. It all started when one of my ground squirrels peed on my laptop....but that's a story for another day.
Turkey burger using the bread, with chipotle barbecue sauce.
Breadchick (AKA Mary) worked hard developing this recipe, which you can find at her site. And please stop by the other Baking Babes' sites. As is the case with yeast bread, there are always delightful variations, due to differing climates, and the old bugaboo, flour.
Thank you, Mary! Great bread!
Bread Baking Babes
- A Fridge Full Of Food - Glenna
- Bake My Day - Karen
- Breadchick - Mary
- Cookie Baker Lynn - Lynn
- Grain Doe - Gorel
- I Like To Cook - Sara
- Living on bread and water - Monique
- Lucullian Delights - Ilva
- My Kitchen In Half Cups - Tanna
- Notitie Van Lien - Lien (Our wonderful logo and Badge designer)
- Thyme For Cooking - Katie
- What Did You Eat? - Sher