After making this bread I had to decide how to market it. It has the following claims.
- No additives
- Simple ingredients (Flour, water, salt)
- 100% Rye
- No kneading required
You can tell by the title which I decided to go for. You really just mix the ingredients and pour into a tin and wait. There is no point in kneading as rye has such a low gluten content.
By the way it takes 2 days to make. It Russian Rye from Andrew Whitley's Bread Matters book, Provided you don't rush it you get a good aerated bread. The plastic bag, by the way, is there for a reason: to store the bread for a day or two while the crumb becomes less "gummy". It works.
I would like to add caraway seeds but the rest of the household are refusniks on that front. (They will also, to be totally honest, only eat this toasted).
This has been a most encouraging bake and I am might even go for a pumpernickel in the near future!