Rye

Siegerland Crusty Bread

This Siegerland crusty bread is a mixed rye bread that is made with a 3-stage process. The flour mixture is made from 70% rye flour and 30% wheat flour, whereby the wheat portion is divided between Type 700 and Type… weiterlesen

Lebkuchen Dough (Gingerbread)

Lebkuchen, also known as Lebzelten, Pfefferkuchen, Gewürzkuchen or Honigkuchen, is a sweet, strongly spiced, pastry with a long shelf-life that is found in many shapes and variations. In many cultures it is an integral part of Christmas baking, though only… weiterlesen

100% Rye Loaf

After a short break, we are going into the weekend with 100% rye bread. Pure rye breads have a somewhat stronger taste and have a longer shelf life. In the case of pure rye bread, however, the amount of water,… weiterlesen

Vinschgerl

This thin, small and flat bread specialty is native to the South Tyrolean Vinschgau. For generations in Vinschgau, two small pieces of dough have been put together and baked as “Paarl” (couples) or individually as “Vinschgerl”. The couple was supposed… weiterlesen

Rustic Twists

Countless types of bread fill up our bread baskets that differ in flour mixture, production, form, and taste. They all have one thing in common: a spiced-aromatic taste that develops from the crispy brown crust.  Since rye flour contains no… weiterlesen

Rustic Wholegrain Bread

This rustic wholegrain bread has a long shelf life that I was not used to in wholegrain breads. The proportion of rye in this bread is 80% with 37% of this being soured with the Detmold single-stage process.  A big… weiterlesen

Country Wheat

Unfortunately, over the past few years only direct processing has been used in the production of wheat-based bread. In the last few decades, direct processes have displaced the familiar pre-dough processes such as sourdough and pre-dough. The use of pre-dough… weiterlesen

100 % Wholegrain Rye

Wholegrain Rye Breads are very popular, but only if they have a sufficiently moist crumb and no hard grain pieces. Though there is no course meal in this recipe, the fine wholegrain rye flour creates a very tender crumb. The… weiterlesen

Rustic Baguette

Today, here is another baguette that is made in a unique way. Since baguettes are usually made with wheat sourdough or wheat poolish, a rye poolish would be a very unique substitution.. The production process of a rye poolish is… weiterlesen

Gersterbrot / Flame Crust

This has been on my baking list for a long time but I somehow have never managed to bake it! The time had finally come this week, and I am seldom so happy as I was with this result. Form,… weiterlesen

Bauernbrot “tumbled”

With this loaf I tried to bring together a few ideas at once and one of those was the processing of the dough. After mixing and rising, the bread dough is simply placed in a floured bread basket and formed… weiterlesen

Schrotling

The next bread that I want to introduce you to is called the Schrotling. This is a special bread that has a few particular characteristics. About half of the rye flour in this recipe comes in the form of sourdough,… weiterlesen